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What’s In Your Training Plan?

I’ve been reading some articles about Walmart training and it’s interesting to find out how the retailer has been training new entry level employees. Computer-based modules and virtual reality technology provide learning to new hires on topics including customer service, … Continue reading

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It’s Time To Start Caring For Each Other

A staff layout recently occurred at the major Columbus paper and media outlet, The Dispatch.  Gatehouse Media, the owner of The Dispatch, said it was needed for business purposes and to invest in the future.  It all sounds familiar:  Layoffs … Continue reading

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There Is No “I” In Team

We have blogged many times about the need for worker voice whether that be in unionized or non-union work environments.  We also have identified many sources who also agree with us about the need for worker voice. We’ve recently blogged … Continue reading

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Quality Is About Leadership and Working Together

There have been multiple reports on the Boeing Max 737 disasters and also several other articles about ongoing quality problems at Boeing.  The New York Times recently did an investigation that included problems at the South Carolina plant where workers’ … Continue reading

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A Great Starting Place!

Recently, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company released their annual Workplace Safety Index in February and the numbers are astounding.  They identify the top 10 problems that result in workplace injuries.  One of them was Falls to Lower Levels which has increased … Continue reading

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Is History Repeating Itself?

For the last few weeks, we’ve been blogging on the Federal Reserve’s initiative, Investing in America’s Workforce.  The initiative identifies the issues employers and employees are facing under the current economic conditions based on conversations each of the Fed regional … Continue reading

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Is There Adequate Worker Representation Today?

For the last couple of weeks, we have been blogging about the Federal Reserve project, Investing in America’s Workforce.  It’s an ongoing initiative to help improve the workplace issues impacting both employers and employees.  Some of the issues the project … Continue reading

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The Problem Isn’t Sooner or Later, It’s NOW!

Last week we blogged about the Fed’s series, Investing In America’s Workforce.  The issue of income inequality has reached a point where something has to be done.  The Federal Reserve has said if something isn’t done it will eventually hurt … Continue reading

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We Might Be Turning A Corner

This last week I just happened to find an incredible series of articles about workforce investment on the website of one of the Federal Reserve branches, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.   The Boston website led me to the link … Continue reading

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WHEN WORKERS ARE DEEMED EMPLOYEES ENTITLED TO OVERTIME

This week we have some great information for you courtesy of Columbus attorney, Colleen M. Arnett, from Livorno-Arnett Law Firm.  The question of whether a worker is an independent contractor or an actual employee has created some controversy.  Colleen helps … Continue reading

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