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  •     When just one worker has a problem with substance abuse, it can impact the workplace in so many ways that are costly for the employer.If the employee is absent, you have decreased production and the cost of temporary staff to fill in. If the substance abuse leads to increased accidents on the job, you are faced with medical claims, lost time and even repairing or replacing...
  •         If you follow the news, you know that mortgage foreclosures have been on the front page frequently in recent months, and you would think that adjustable rates and subprime lending are the primary culprit. You may not know that the odds of losing your home because of a disability of the primary wage-earner are even greater. According to the Federal Housing...
  •     Many employers think that exposure to hazardous materials or use of dangerous power tools causes the greatest number of injuries in a workplace. However, according to the Insurance Information Institute, in most years the three top causes of injuries in the workplace are: over exertion or injuries caused from excessive lifting, pushing, pulling, holding, carrying or...
  • Glass companies search for good employees
    Officials from companies large and small have one thing to say about hiring: experienced people are near impossible to find.
  • Know when to hold `em; know when to fold `em
    This article is first in a series that will explore how to run a successful shop, and will touch on various aspects of managing a business including: when/how to expand, downsize, sell your business; decide on location, whether to rent or buy; when to add new products, services and people; when to diversify; and when to change name, logo and marketing materials.
  • An employee’s pay package goes far beyond his/her wage. Download this PDF document to calculate your employees’ full packages, including benefits, insurance and miscellaneous items such as uniforms.
  • A proper interview can mean the difference between a good employ and a bad experience
    In the late '90s, a large manufacturer in the Detroit area hired a gentleman to fill the position of marketing manager. His resume and references indicated he was a tremendous hire, but he quit after only one day on the job. At 5 p.m., he told his supervisor: "There is some type of disease in this company that I don't want to catch."In this case, the disease was the negative company...
  • This is a sidebar to the article, "Hiring horror."
  • NSG GroupThe board of directors from Japan's NSG Group announced the following changes in senior management. Stuart Chambers became president and chief executive officer responsible for profitable operation of businesses within the group. He chairs an executive committee that oversees day-to-day management of the businesses. Previously, he served as executive vice president and chief operating...
  •  At the February 2008 National Auto Glass Conference in Tucson, I moderated a group discussion about how and where to find good employees and how to train and retain them. As part of the discussion, I shared the results of a recent study by Professor John Sullivan of the San Francisco University Human Resources Management Program that identifies the top seven current needs of employees. They...
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