10 Essential Soft Skills All Successful Leaders Need

Most non-leadership roles are based on technical ability, while leadership jobs typically revolve around interpersonal skills, such as negotiation and the ability to lead others.   So-called “soft skills” are essential for success in leadership, and below is a short list of soft skills you’ll need if you want to be an effective leader.  1) Community… Read more »

5 Reasons to Offer Flexible Scheduling

Accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increasing trend toward flexible scheduling – an employee’s ability to modify their work schedule as they see fit or work remotely over the internet.  Rather than being locked into the classic 9-to-5, on-premises workday, people with flexible schedules can break up their workday into different blocks of hours, work on… Read more »

Looking for New Day Laborers? Here’s How to Find Them

When a project needs a little bit of extra manpower, day laborers can provide an essential boost that can get a project done on–time and under budget.  Employers recruit day laborers to perform many different tasks, typically involving general labor. Day laborers may have a reputation for being unskilled workers; however, there are many day laborers with trade skills like carpentry… Read more »

5 Ways to Improve Morale for Your Day Laborers

Not having any significant ties to their employer, day laborers can be a tricky bunch to motivate.   Of course, every employee is motivated by their paycheck, but that motivation will only go so far. If money is a day laborer’s only motivation, they will only work hard enough to not get fired.    If you want… Read more »

How Frequently Should You Give Employees Safety Training?

Safety training is a crucial responsibility of every employer, as it helps to protect employees from illness and injury. Safety training is mandatory for employers under federal guidelines, but should also be seen as an investment in employees, and one that can lower company insurance premiums.  So, how frequently should a company be performing safety training? A good place to start is to consult your local… Read more »