How to Get Employees to Comply with Safety Guidelines

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Even when a rule is put in place to keep employees safe, that doesn’t mean every worker will automatically comply. A team member’s desire to avoid injury alone may not be enough for them to be internally motivated to follow the guidelines. Often, there has to be more to the equation.  Luckily, there are things managers can… Read more »


A Guide to PPE for Engineering Managers

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Personal protective equipment (PPE) plays a big role in workplace safety. It minimizes an employee’s exposure to certain hazards, reducing overall risk.  Engineering managers do have some responsibilities when it comes to PPE. If you want to make sure you understand what is required, here’s a quick guide to PPE for engineering managers.  Management’s PPE… Read more »


National Safety Month: The Importance of Following the Rules

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Workplace injuries occur in every industry. While the injury and fatality rates are largely declining, incidents do still happen. However, the chance of an occurrence can be reduced further, especially if everyone follows the right safety rules. If you are wondering why following guidelines is so important, here’s what you need to know.  Injury and… Read more »


How Often Do My Employees Need Safety Training?

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For many companies, deciding how often employees need to go through safety training can be a bit of a challenge. Often, the requirements vary slightly depending on the nature of the work or business, which can add to the confusion.  Luckily, there are certain triggers that companies can refer to when deciding if additional safety… Read more »


National Safety Month: How to Improve Office Safety for Your Employees

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The cost of workplace injuries can be shockingly high. Along with productivity losses, companies can be responsible for handling many of the workers’ expenses. For some businesses, that’s simply too much to shoulder.  Luckily, it is possible to improve office safety for your employees. If you want to know what you can do, here are some… Read more »


6 Reasons AI Can Make Your Workplace More Productive

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing workplaces. When implemented in the right areas, it can significantly boost efficiency and outputs. If you are wondering how that’s possible, here’s a look at six reasons an AI can make your workplace increasingly productive.  1. On-Demand Customer Service When a customer or employee has a common question, an AI-powered chatbot can… Read more »


7 Apps for Employers That Will Make the Hiring Process Easier

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Technology has the ability to enhance many common workplace processes, including hiring. With the right apps, managers can find quality candidates quickly, allowing them to secure the talent they need faster than they could if they used older processes.  However, it’s important to select the right apps if you are going to see positive results. If you… Read more »


Work Smarter: 4 Ways to Use Technology to Increase Employee Productivity

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Cultivating a productive and effective team can be challenging. Ensuring that team performance meets or exceeds expectations is a core part of being a manager, but it is often easier said than done.  Luckily, by embracing the right technologies, you can bolster your team’s performance. Along with faster turnaround, you can enhance the quality of their… Read more »


How to Be a Good Manager During an Economic Downturn 

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Being a great manager is always a challenge. But, when there’s an economic downturn, a daunting task can seem nearly impossible. The inherent degree of uncertainty influences employee moods. Various actions like layoffs and pay cuts – many of which may be genuinely necessary – exacerbate the negative feelings.  As a leader, you need to… Read more »


How Much is a Bad Lab Hire Actually Costing You?

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Most managers understand that a bad lab hire comes with a cost. However, many company leaders aren’t exactly sure what that cost is. Some studies say that it’s 30 percent of the bad hire’s first-year salary while others state that it’s 100 percent or more. Plus, it can be hard to identify metrics that can… Read more »