Did you know that every hour, the sun produces enough energy to meet the global energy needs for an entire year? Solar energy is a relatively low risk fuel source that is most often free of pollution and noise as well as being almost in endless supply. Sounds like a simple solution to our energy needs right? While the technology and fuel supply are readily available, a trained solar workforce is in high demand. It is essential that solar construction personnel maintain a high level of expertise and safe practices, which makes locating experienced talent a difficult task.
While hiring contingent or temporary staff has been a common practice among hiring managers for decades, the skill sets needed for many of these contingent positions has continued to escalate. While unemployment increased with the downturn of the economy in 2009, most organizations held on to many of their top performers leaving a shortage of skilled workers and professionals included in the unemployment figures. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has ranked contingent work in their top five industries of employment growth. There is a unique talent pool that has become a growing part of the contingent workforce, have you incorporated them in to your workforce yet?
Have you changed your procedures to accomodate the passing of MAP-21 this past July? Do you know what these changes mean to you? Here are a few of the highlights!
For even the most experienced employee, regular updates on safety procedures are a must in today’s workplace. Employees face potential on the job injuries daily and prevention is the key to having a safe and productive workforce. According to OSHA, fall protection violations are rated second among their most frequently cited OSHA standards violations. Here are some great tips on Tarping Safety Awareness:
Was National Boss Day just another day on your calendar? Have you ever considered utilizing the day as an opportunity to recognize your staff and how their accomplishments have contributed to the success of your organization, regardless of their title? Start today!
As the fall cold and flu seasons are upon us we brace for the inevitable, sick employees. The overall impact of an unhealthy workforce on your bottom line can be very damaging to your organization. According to the Integrated Benefits Institute, poor health amongst our workforce costs our economy $576B annually! (Read more here on their findings.) While we cannot eliminate illness in the workplace there are proven methods to help reduce the risks of spreading illness.
In an effort to eliminate drivers’ having to carry their medical cards with them at all times while driving, FMCSA has passed a ruling where CDL licenses are tied to the drivers physicals.