Advice

How to Start the Job Search During the COVID-19 Pandemic

New coverage on COVID-19 has been wall-to-wall, and although a massive part of the pandemic’s impact has been health-related – there’s also a business side. For people who find themselves in need of a new job, the task of finding one is especially daunting. Whether you have a job or not right now, looking for… Read more »

How to Lead Your Staff During the Coronavirus Crisis

COVID-19 has infected hundreds of thousands of people around the world and brought society nearly to a standstill. To make matters worse, there’s a lot we don’t know about the virus, leaving decisionmakers hamstrung.  Company leaders don’t have the luxury of waiting around to see how everything will play out. They must make difficult decisions… Read more »

How to Hire the Right Day Laborers 

For construction and other companies in need of a quick, temporary labor solution, day laborers offer an easy, low-commitment solution.  Day laborers are prepared to start right away. Also, if a day laborer is not doing a good job, they can quickly be let go; no questions asked.  Typically, day laborers handle difficult physical tasks. They should never be hired to work know to… Read more »

How to Prepare for Your First Construction Job

When you’re about to walk into any situation for the first time, it’s always a good idea to know what you’re getting yourself into, and a construction job is no exception.  If you’re about to start your first construction job, or you’re thinking about applying to work in the construction industry, please consider the following… Read more »

3 Benefits to Trying Something New at Work

Nationwide Temporaries

Is it too late to say, “new year, new me”? Either way, when you try something new, it does have the effect of making you a “new person” because it provides you with experience and knowledge that you did not have previously. When it comes to your career, there are all kinds of benefits that… Read more »

Use These Tips to Improve Your Team’s Productivity

Nationwide Temporaries

In today’s complicated and collaborative work culture, a massive challenge for any company manager is trying to juggle personal and collective productivity. While it may not be explicitly laid out in a manager’s job duties, helping staff members manage their time efficiently is a major key for success. Thankfully, helping employees to work efficiently isn’t… Read more »

6 Steps to Improving Workplace Safety

It is essential for company leaders to support safety in their workplace. Companies with a strong culture of safety have fewer on-the-job accidents and lower levels of absenteeism. If your company is looking to develop its safety culture, the following six steps can help you support a safer, healthier workplace. 1) Conduct a Baseline Analysis… Read more »

How To Talk To Your Boss About Your Safety Concerns

When it comes to safety, articulating your thoughts not only helps point out safety issues before they cause injury or even death, speaking up also projects confidence and can earn you the respect of others. Whether you’re mentioning someone’s potentially unsafe habits or criticizing a dangerous process, mentioning concerns is critical, but it can also… Read more »

How To Set Business Goals For The New Year

Even though New Year is technically just another turn of the calendar, it does have a way of inspiring people. For business leaders, the New Year is an opportunity to focus on objectives for the coming months, and hopefully inspire employees to work toward stated goals. Organizational objectives are crucial because they can help provide… Read more »

Plan for Good Work-Life Balance In 2020

Construction Workers

Attaining a desirable work-life equilibrium is a continuous work-in-progress and it’s a very challenging one as well. Work doesn’t stop at “quitting time” anymore. With the capacity to be connected 24/7 via smartphones and laptops, it’s easy to think an ideal work-life balance is impossible. Thankfully, it isn’t and the world-renowned Mayo Clinic has laid… Read more »