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  Are you working a temp or contract job that you really love? Or are you skeptical of taking one at all, for fear it will derail your career? The truth is, many employers would love to find someone trustworthy to bring on full time. If you want to turn your temp or contract job… Read more »

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As workplaces start to slowly reopen from the unprecedented global shutdown of early 2020, COVID-19 infections and deaths continue to rise. Until there is a safe and effective, widely distributed vaccine, employers and workers will need to take extreme precautions to protect against this highly contagious disease. United States federal guidance has been confusing and… Read more »

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The Fair Work Week Act takes effect on July 1, 2020. It provides a sort of “Bill of Rights” for Chicago employees in seven covered industries: Building Services, Healthcare, Hotels, Manufacturing, Restaurants, Retail, and Warehouse Services. Here is what you need to know as an employer in Chicago.   Who’s Covered? The Fair Work Week… Read more »

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  A workplace is ultimately a collection of human beings, each with their own thoughts, values, and point of view. Though it’s important to remain as professional as possible, conflict is inevitable. Making an action plan to address it when it occurs can help you remain focused on your work and keep you from saying… Read more »

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No employer wants to see a worker get hurt, but workplace accidents do occasionally happen. A strong action plan is the best way to minimize the risk of injuries and to handle them when they occur. Here are some top steps to take in the wake of a workplace incident:   1. Prioritize Safety Everyone… Read more »

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The safety and overall health & well-being of our employees is a top priority for Alternative Staffing, Inc. at all times. With the first positive cases of the Coronavirus disease (also known as COVID-19) being diagnosed in Illinois and the increasing possibility of person-to-person transmission of this respiratory illness in our area, we would like… Read more »