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Understanding the Four Personality Types in the Workplace

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 26, 2018 5:38:38 PM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Company Culture, Hiring the Best People, Motivating Employees

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The Four Personality Types in the Workplace

Unless you are an artist who never wants to sell your work or an author who writes only for yourself, you have to deal with people. Workplaces are full of a diverse selection of people with personalities that differ considerably. While every person has their own way of expressing their personality, there are four main types that the majority of the world falls into. Knowing these types can benefit you on the job in many ways.

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The Importance of Personal Protective Equipment in the Workplace

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 20, 2018 7:30:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Management, Company Culture, Laws & Regulations

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Personal Protective Equipment Plays a Key Role in Workplace Safety

Anytime there is a task or workplace that involves some kind of an environmental risk to an employee, the employer is required to provide personal protective equipment. Not only does it protect the employee from direct harm, PPE also reduces the cost of accidents, workers’ comp premium increases, and employee down time due to preventable injuries.

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Employees and Social Media Use Outside of Work: Where is the Line Drawn?

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 19, 2018 11:12:34 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Management, Managing Employees, Company Culture

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Employees and Social Media Outside of Work: Drawing a Line in the Sand

Controlling social media use of company employees is nearly an impossible task as there will always be someone who goes against the grain. However, making sure that rules and regulations are clear; minor mishaps may be able to be prevented.

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Benefits of Using Proper Workers’ Compensation Class Codes

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 4, 2018 8:10:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Management, Company Culture, Laws & Regulations

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Save Money and Time Using Proper Workers’ Compensation Class Codes

Like most businesses in California, almost anyone who employs workers is required to also have workers’ compensation insurance in place to protect such employees from injuries and harm while working. This is well known as general business practice. However, what is not well understood are the codes used by the coverage industry to determine the cost and premium the business pays for the necessary coverage.

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Planning For a Workers’ Compensation Audit

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 23, 2018 7:30:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Management, Laws & Regulations, Company Culture

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Getting Ready for a Workers’ Compensation Audit

People are familiar with tax audits from the IRS, their state tax agency and from state industrial relations when it comes to running a business with employees. However, the one area that tends to confuse new business owners and managers  is the workers’ compensation audit.

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The 6 Fundamentals of Team Building

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 19, 2018 7:15:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Management, Managing Employees, Company Culture, Motivating Employees

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The 6 Fundamentals of Team Building

Building an employee team of diverse and motivated individuals that enthusiastically engages with colleagues, embraces organization values, and contributes to the bottom line is essential for success.

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How To Approach A Post-Interview Evaluation

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 12, 2018 7:15:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Managing Employees, Hiring the Best People, Company Culture

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Approaching a Post-Interview Evaluation

Hiring a well-qualified prospect who doesn’t meet expectations is a waste of time, effort, money and productivity. The cost of getting it wrong is why it’s important to get it right – the first time. Just because a candidate has an impressive resume and interviews well doesn’t necessarily mean they will be the best fit for the job.

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Promoting a Positive Workplace Safety Culture

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 21, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Management, Company Culture

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How to Promote a Positive Workplace Safety Culture

Safety culture involves all the overt and implied rules, expectations, history and rules of thinking that a group of people share and follow. It involves developing both express and implied understanding of safety as it applies to a given workplace or company. It’s not simply a procedure or guidebook; safety culture is about how people live and function safely in a work environment. Obviously, that goes a lot deeper than just a few pages of rules and how-to instructions.

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How to Hire “A” Players During Company Growth

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 14, 2018 11:45:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Management, Company Culture, Hiring the Best People

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How to Hire “A” Players During Times of Growth

Hiring the best and the brightest is not an option – it’s an absolute necessity. It’s vital to identify top performers – “A” Players – who fit your culture and can contribute to the success of the your business.

Companies going through a growth phase face an additional wrinkle in the high priority task of hiring “A” Players – time is of the essence to capitalize on the emerging opportunities that are driving the need for staff growth.

 

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Should Employers Monitor Employees' Social Media Activity?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 7, 2018 8:12:53 PM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Management, Company Culture, Managing Employees

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Should You be Monitoring Your Employees’ Social Media Activity?

An employer’s goal is not only to protect their company, but also to protect their employees.  With social media uprising it may seem impossible to put rules into place, but with proper guidelines and policies, employers and employees can both feel at ease.

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