When being in the present isn’t good

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There’s a new word in the human resources lexicon: presenteeism. That’s essentially absenteeism at work – while physically present — attributable to employees who come to work sick, worried, distracted or exhausted. Here’s a sampling of how presenteeism manifests itself and steps employers and franchise staffing services can take to address it: Walking wounded The… Read more »

Why Discipline is Crucial to a Safe Work Environment

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Recently, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has started suing companies who fire employees on the basis of safety rules, after the employees reported an on-the-job injury. But in most cases, it turned out that employees who were terminated for safety violations weren’t fired for unsafe behavior that led to an injury, but for… Read more »

Common Avoidable Workplace Safety Hazards

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Workplace health and safety hazards can be costly (to lives and the bottom line), but the good news is that they are largely preventable if you take the right precautions. AtWork Group, a top U.S. staffing franchise, is offering businesses some ways to avoid workplace health and safety hazards. Common workplace health and safety hazards… Read more »