How to Keep Your Employees on Track with Their Goals

While setting goals for a department or a shift is a big part of a manager’s job, it’s also important for a manager to help employees achieve their own individual performance goals. Newer employees may want to hit certain performance metrics to prove themselves. Veteran employees may be looking to turn heads ahead of the… Read more »

6 Tips to Giving Effective Performance Reviews

For most employees, the annual performance review with the boss is the most nerve-racking work discussion they’ll have all year. It’s stressful for supervisors too, as they have to stand in judgment of another person.   Your performance review process should include more than just a yearly chat. Ideally, you’re providing real-time feedback to your employee(s) that you’ve established a good, strong relationship with throughout the year. In… Read more »

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 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 »

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 »

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 »

Hospitality Jobs You Overlooked

When most people think about working in hospitality, they typically think of some of the more obvious jobs, like chef or bartender. However, the hospitality industry includes a wide array of employment opportunities. Below is a short list of hospitality positions you may have overlooked. Pastry Chef If you like sharing tasty breads or desserts… Read more »

Questions You May Be Asked Before Your Day Laborer Job

The hiring process for day laborers generally isn’t something many people put a great deal of thought into, and that approach isn’t a good idea. Often, day laborers are performing some of the most essential work for an employer, helping them to meet objectives and deliver results to customers. Therefore, finding quality people for these… Read more »