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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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On January 1, 2020, recreational marijuana became legal in Illinois. Specifically, adults over the age of 21 are allowed to purchase, possess and consume up to 30 grams of cannabis or related products (Illinois residents) or 15 grams (non-residents) from licensed dispensaries. There are still quite a few restrictions on its use, including a prohibition… Read more »

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Here at Alternative Staffing Inc. (ASI), we take the safety of our people seriously. We have created and developed our risk management team so that we can make recommendations to our customers to improve their safety programs. In fact, we complete safety evaluations on every new client site before authorizing our employees to work there…. Read more »

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It can be hard to keep employee’s minds on work when they have upcoming vacations. While you can’t convince your employees to skip vacation time and put in extra hours, you can put together a plan to ensure your productivity stays up during the summer months. Keep these tips in mind when creating new production… Read more »

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In the virtual age where information is at the tip of your fingers, one of the first things job seekers do when job hunting is research the companies they are interested in pursuing for employment. Sites like Glassdoor allow employees to anonymously comment on their workplace satisfaction which allows job seekers the “fly on the… Read more »

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Everyone knows that to succeed in business, you need to earn more than you spend. Unfortunately, this bit of knowledge is an oversimplification, and it has left plenty of people assuming that any cost-cutting measures are good for business. That’s simply not true. You wouldn’t skimp on the materials you use, because cheap materials make… Read more »

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As technology becomes more sophisticated, employers are moving further from the traditional security and time-measurement methods and increasingly utilizing technology-based time-logging and security protocols. One of the most popular—and misunderstood—forms of this is biometrics. Biometrics can include any number of personal recognition technologies, such as facial recognition, fingerprint scanning, and even DNA-based checkpoints. This technology… Read more »