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  • How is the current economic situation an opportunity for your company?
    CommercialBill Trainor, division manager, Trainor Glass Co., Colorado Division, DenverThe current economic climate has created challenges for us as it has for most companies. Our goal has been to find opportunities in this climate. The first step is to stay focused and stay positive, now is the time to strengthen our staff, our customer base, and move into markets we have not pursued in the...
  • According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, one in six working Americans has a drug problem. The crisis is particularly acute in the construction industry and cuts across all ethnic groups, trades, professions and educational backgrounds, resulting in a total cost of more than $100 billion a year to American businesses.Some of the impact might be masked, but the U.S. Chamber of...
  • Employee disciplining often gives rise to employment litigation. The disciplinary procedure should follow four rules:• The employee must know the nature of the problem.• The employee must know what he or she must do to fix the problem.• The employee must have a reasonable period of time in which to fix the problem.• The employee must understand the consequences of inaction.The...
  • ... to their pockets
    Just a little incredulity was in order when Merrill Lynch’s John Thain asked for a $10 million bonus at the end of 2008. As all of us contribute to that company’s $10 billion bailout—along with the rest of Wall Street and possibly the auto industry—we look out across the next 12 months with precautionary belt-tightening.So, it was gratifying to learn that several glass...
  • Legendary basketball coach offers 10 tips for success
    John Wooden coached men's basketball team at the University of California at Los Angeles to 10 NCAA championships from 1964 to 1975, winning seven in a row. He retired in 1975 and continues to influence people as a motivational speaker.
  • Good hires are more than just a strong resume
    Industry managers say hiring an applicant with a personality that will fit with the company team can be more beneficial than simply hiring someone with a strong skill set.  Larger lite sizes with low-emissivity coatings often necessitate that the products be heat-strengthened or tempered to prevent thermal or mechanical stress breakage  
  • Know the right questions to ask applicants for production positions.
  • Know what to ask
    To conduct a good interview and make a great hire, be prepared with a series of open-ended questions that make the candidate think through his or her answers, share their feelings, prove their knowledge and demonstrate their experience.
  •     Businesses sometimes spend a lot of money on elaborate security or alarm systems designed to protect their facilities but overlook the basics of loss prevention. Take a few moments to review these tips from the Insurance Information Institute for preventing fire losses:Are employees trained in fire safety? Do they know exactly what to do if a fire starts? Extra training is...
  •     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...
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