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Lots of activity is positive in the retail world, signifying more business. When this happens, our workplace is full of action with many workers performing different operations simultaneously. Imagine the chaos that would result if workers did not clean up after themselves. Our workplace would become a hazardous obstacle course as trash and debris piled… Read more »

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As the coronavirus pandemic continues to evolve, one guideline that is likely to last beyond this year is social distancing. Employers have a responsibility to keep employees healthy and safe, and that duty is shaping their return-to-work strategies. As organizations take steps to prioritize health and safety, many of these measures, including social distancing, staggering… Read more »

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Safety is our top priority at Essential Personnel. We value our employees and want everyone to feel safe on the job. Workplace violence includes any act in which a person is abused, threatened, intimidated or assaulted in his or her employment. Whether it stems from work-related disputes or domestic abuse or personal issues, violence can… Read more »

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The term “onboarding” is often tossed around in the HR realm, but not everyone knows what it is or how to do it. In basic terms, onboarding is the process of getting new hires acclimated to their new roles. It includes setting clear guidelines for performance and company culture, and sharing the knowledge necessary for… Read more »

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Effective employee communication is a vital aspect of the employer-employee relationship. It shows employees that they are valued by the company; conversely, a lack of communication can make them feel underappreciated, fostering discontentment and low morale. Poor communication may also result in employees indifference to their performance and result in lower productivity. With all the… Read more »

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Safety programs not only have a positive impact on your bottom line, they improve productivity and increase employee morale. But how can you measure this? According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), workplaces that establish safety and health management systems can reduce their injury and illness costs by 20 to 40 percent. Safe… Read more »

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The workplace is already filled with a wide variety of potential hazards. But, when Mother Nature takes an already dangerous situation and sprinkles it with less-than-ideal working conditions, it means that you and your co-workers need to not only be aware of new hazards, but also be aware that the preexisting ones just became even… Read more »