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Receiving Feedback From Employees

Ask these four questions to learn about best practices, company culture, and your employees’ thoughts: • What are we doing when operating at our best? This question will reveal best practices. The answers you receive will also reveal the company’s culture. Know this it will allow you to leverage those best practices in your marketing […]

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Safety Practices for Host Employers

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration released a list of recommended safety practices for staffing agencies and host employers. To view the full recommended practices guidance click here. “Workers sent by a staffing agency to a worksite deserve the same level of protection from workplace hazards as the host employer’s workers […]

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Industry Update: Construction Jobs and Areas of Growth

To remain at the top of your industry and compete for the best jobs, it is essential to stay informed of economic trends that could affect your work, as well as keep up to date with education and skills. If your industry happens to be construction, or your field closely works with it, consider these […]

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Online & Offline Distractions at Work

In the next few minutes it takes to read this blog, you will probably check your phone, respond to a text, or glance at Facebook (maybe even all of the above). Distractions are everywhere these days, including the workplace. Not to mention off-screen you might get carried away with an employee’s conversation. If you are […]

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Having a Plan When Disaster Hits

No matter where you call “home” it is subject to some kind of natural disaster. Floods, hurricanes, fires, blizzards, earthquakes and more -employers must be prepared. According to HR Hero, “Crisis management and business continuity plans must be expanded from isolated company-specific disasters to plans for massive regional damage such as the total collapse of […]

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Getting the Job: Interview Tips

Before the interview, do some research on the business. This will allow you to understand what the company is all about. It’s also important to practice interviewing with family and friends. Your job interview starts the second you walk in the door, so be ready. Be punctual, dress professionally, be aware of your body language, […]

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Looking For a Summer Job?

Want to get money fast? Enjoy flexible work hours? LaborWorks is the place for you! As a staffing agency we treat you how you want to be treated. You can work one day, for a week, or all summer. In the morning we offer you TV and a clean comfortable place to await your work […]

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Health Coverage for Employees

A Summary from Healthcare.gov The Affordable Care Act requires employers with at least 50 full-time employees to provide health insurance coverage to its full-time employees. In 2015 the Employer Shared Responsibility Payment applies to some businesses with more than 50 or 100 full-time employees who don’t offer insurance, or whose coverage doesn’t meet certain minimum […]

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Washington’s Marijuana Law Initiative 502

The new law allows you to posses and smoke in your home for personal and medical reasons. However, it does not prevent businesses from terminating employees who test positive for marijuana use. Even with Initiative 502, LaborWorks’ drug and alcohol policy remain the same as before. While the new law precludes police officers from arresting […]

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National Safety Stand-Down

A Summary from OSHA Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction workers. During the week of June 2-6, 2014, OSHA will host the National Fall Prevention Stand-Down to raise awareness of preventing fall hazards in construction. A Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event for employers to […]

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