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Hiring additional seasonal help for harvest is a prevalent practice for many companies. While these extra helpers get harvest done more efficiently, they cause extra work for management and HR.  Here are some tips to increase your preparedness this year. Keep Orientation Brief and to the Point Seasonal workers do not need to know the entire… Read more »

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There is a general consensus that being a boss does not instantly make you a leader. They are different.  A person becomes a leader by inspiring others to follow.  A person becomes a boss because of a hierarchy within a company. There are all sorts of books out there that make claims to help you… Read more »

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What is heat illness? The body normally cools itself by sweating. During hot weather, especially with high humidity, sweating isn’t enough. Body temperature can rise to dangerous levels if precautions are not taken such as drinking water frequently and resting in the shade or air conditioning. Heat illnesses range from heat rash and heat cramps… Read more »

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Hiring additional seasonal workers for the summer months is a common practice.  While these extra helpers get us through our busy season, they cause extra work for management and HR.  Here are some tips to increase your preparedness this year. Evaluate the Previous Season What worked well for you last year? What didn’t? If you have a full understanding of where… Read more »

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We know that it’s far cheaper to retain an employee than to replace them. But in order to understand how to retain, we first need to understand the elements that go into an employee’s decision to stay or leave their job. Generally speaking, there are three broad categories of elements that make up an individual’s… Read more »

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Workplace disputes are generally handled by avoiding the conflict, hoping it will go away; or through indirect mean such as griping to your friends or colleagues about it, complaining to your supervisor, or complaining to the other person’s supervisor. Following are principles that will help you address the problem you have with the person directly. Pay… Read more »

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Providing workers with a safe and healthy workplace is critical to the wellbeing of your employees and the success of your business – but it is also the law. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), employers must provide a workplace free from recognized hazards that cause, or are likely to cause, death or… Read more »

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Hiring additional seasonal help is a prevalent practice for many companies, especially in the construction and agricultural industries.  While these extra helpers are able to get the job done quicker, they cause extra work for management and HR.  Here are some tips to increase your preparedness this year. Keep Orientation Brief and to the Point… Read more »