NJ contractor cited for safety violations, history of repeat offenses

August 30, 2012

According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a complaint against a Brick, New Jersey contractor in March for allegedly placing its workers in harm’s way led to a lengthy investigation. On Tuesday, officials announced the probe was complete. Continue reading

Training the bully out of the workplace

August 28, 2012

Bullying can be as damaging to one’s career as it can be to a child’s self-esteem. It prevents individuals from feeling comfortable, safe and confident to be themselves and pursue their own professional development. Continue reading

Surveys, approval ratings and why they help businesses

August 27, 2012

Earlier this year, popular job search site Glassdoor conducted a survey of employees at major companies throughout the country to gauge CEO approval ratings. Continue reading

OSHA investigates fatal accident at chemical plant

August 24, 2012

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the June death of a worker at the AC and S Inc. chemical plant in Nitro, West Virginia. Continue reading

Job skills of tomorrow needed today

August 21, 2012

With the tools available to entrepreneurs today, technological innovations are coming at a more rapid pace than perhaps ever before. For companies to stay competitive in their respective industries, maintaining a well-trained workforce is essential. Continue reading

Egalitarian or hierarchical workplace environment?

August 17, 2012

Do individuals prefer to have bosses or be on equal footing with everyone they work with? The answer might surprise you. A new study suggests that in the working world, a hierarchical system is more widely accepted, and not just by those in top-level positions. Continue reading

Study shows nearly half of HR managers lack faith in standard evaluations

August 15, 2012

A recent survey conducted by Globoforce and the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) showed that 45 percent of HR managers do not have faith in annual performance reviews as an accurate barometer of employee performance. Continue reading

OSHA cites North Dakota company with 51 safety violations

August 14, 2012

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a report last week, citing South Dakota-based Adams Thermal Systems with 51 safety violations – 44 of which were classified as serious. Continue reading

Web survey software helps assess team vision and performance

August 13, 2012

As startups perform well and scale up, it is helpful for management to understand exactly who and what is contributing to that success. This information can ensure that a winning formula is not abandoned and that employees are being utilized in the most effective way possible. Continue reading

Training is key for positive employee engagement

August 10, 2012

Training magazine recently did a little detective work. The objective was to sniff out common threads among successful companies that are also popular destinations for workers. Continue reading