Problems Hiring Holiday Temp Workers

Holiday season hiring can be problematic for the retail and distribution sectors for many reasons, including the compressed timeframe of the hiring window and the elevated numbers of workers needed. These issues can cause a screening and hiring logjam for in-house hiring departments. Outsourcing the hiring of temporary workers to third-party agencies is one solution…

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Driving Profitability by Managing Your Inventory

warehouse racks inventory management How might you answer the following question – On your balance sheet, what typically represents at least 20% of your company’s assets? If you answered “your inventory”, you’re spot on.

Inventory as a percentage of your balance sheet can reach as high as 60%. So as the owner/ manager of your manufacturing company, where better to focus your operational energies than on management of your inventory?

Imagine the benefits.
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Pennsylvania Bill aims to Prevent Workplace Violence

workplace violenceViolence in the workplace represents a real threat to employees across the U.S. Recently, a man walked into a FedEx shipping facility in Bedford Park, Illinois and fired his gun several times before killing himself.

The gunman, Ben Robinson, was a former FedEx employee. His wife is a current FedEx employee at the Bedford Park facility and was apparently the target of his rage.
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Salvia Divinorum is a New Legal Drug Similar to Marijuana

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The rising cost of workplace substance abuse may seem unfair to most employers, but ignoring the  problem will cost you a lot more when it has a negative impact on employee safety, health, productivity, morale, security and well-being.

Move over cocaine, marijuana, beer, methamphetamines and prescription drugs – salvia divinorum, bath salts, DXM and K2/”Spice” are here and available at your local pharmacy, grocery store and on the web!

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Ensuring Ethical Investigators Work On Your Sensitive Cases

Private investigator in a large city Look before you Leap

In the Private Investigation field, there are a lot of unique business challenges. There are odd hours, strange requests and plenty of healthy competition with other firms. Rarely do clients sound happy to speak to you, as they are usually dealing with a difficult situation; often it’s an emergency and they need immediate help. Usually they need help yesterday. It’s in these moments, when they most need a helping hand that they are most exposed to unethical consultants.

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Pay Now Or Pay More Later: A Thorough Investigation Into Employee Complaints Is Not An Option

employee complaint sexual harassment Employee complaints must be investigated, and some can’t be ignored, according to the law, such as sexual harassment complaints.

No statutes dictate exactly how an employer should conduct an investigation, but unless it’s properly documented and comes to a successful conclusion, you might as well expect a lawsuit.

The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) (Cal. Gov’t Code §§12900–12996) requires employers to take “immediate and appropriate corrective action” in a timely manner when faced with an employee harassment complaint.
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Complex Employee Investigations That Protect Your Company

Fraud & Complex Employee InvestigationsComplex Employee Investigations That Protect Your Company

While running a business can be a very positive and rewarding experience, one of the unfortunate realities that will inevitably come up in any company is theft, fraud and other forms of corporate crime.

Nearly all businesses, both small and large are affected by this, but contrary to what most people believe, the overwhelming majority are perpetrated not by individuals from outside the company, but rather by the company’s own internal employees.

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