Advice

Don’t Burn Bridges! Learn How to Quit the Right Way

If you’ve just landed a new job, then congratulations are in order. You have the exciting opportunity to start fresh while making connections that could carry your career forward. However, before you start down this new path to success, you have to find a way of exiting the old one with grace. Read on for… Read more »

Protect Your Workers from These Common and Expensive Injuries

Workplace injuries and accidents are at the top of the list of concerns for every employer. Injuries cost US companies an astounding amount – $170 billion annually – in workers’ compensation according to data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. About 3 million US employees are injured each year, with the level of injuries… Read more »

6 Tips to Reduce Stress at Construction Jobs

We often think about physical illness when we think about health and productivity at work, but mental health is just as important – if not more so. Studies have indicated mentally-healthy staff members are more effective, more creative and more dedicated than stressed-out staff members. Furthermore, mental health issues in the workforce cause a whole… Read more »

Is Your Company Suffering from Low Worker Satisfaction Rates?

“I can’t get no satisfaction” might be a great Rolling Stones lyric, but you don’t want it becoming a popular refrain among your employees. High morale has been linked to greater productivity, better interpersonal relationships, higher retention and better job performances. Conversely, low worker morale can hold a company back from reaching business goals; and… Read more »

What is the Most Important PPE for Construction Workers?

Construction regularly ranks as one of the most dangerous industries. With so many hazards at a typical worksite, personal protective equipment (PPE) is the first line of defense for construction worker safety. PPE is intended to minimize exposure to various risks and the damage potentially brought on by those hazards. It’s critical that employees use… Read more »

Do You Have to Pay Day Laborers for the Time They Spend Waiting to Go to the Job?

Day laborers may or may not be eligible to be paid for time they wait before and after doing a job. The convention used to find out whether a day laborer is eligible to be paid for time spent waiting centers on if a day laborer was mandated to be at either at a pick-up… Read more »

What Factors Make a Construction Site Dangerous?

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Injuries happen in every kind of workplace, but one of the most hazardous workplaces in America is a construction site. About one out of every five fatal on-the-job injuries are at construction sites. The even greater tragedy is that, with the proper training and equipment, some of these deaths were preventable. The following factors are… Read more »

Four Places to Find the Best Day Laborers

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Being able to source high-quality day laborers once they are needed can be a big boost for any project. Day laborers are typically used to do a range of tasks, including transporting materials and various kinds of construction work. Day laborers can also support skilled workers, like carpenters or plumbers, by assisting with unskilled tasks.… Read more »

How Should You Report Day Labor Pay on Your Taxes?

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Many businesses are finding that using day laborers is an effective way to meet their labor needs; however, hiring and paying on a per-day basis does raise legal issues. Not wanting to run afoul of the law, business owners want to know how to handle day laborer pay for taxation purposes. First and foremost, addressing… Read more »

How to Spot a Violent Person On the Job

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Sadly, we live in a world of workplace violence and where “if you see something, say something” applies all too often. Employees should never be expected to shoulder the responsibility of identifying would-be violent offenders before they act. However, paying attention to those around you is a responsible and smart thing to do. Psychological research… Read more »