Safety Culture Key to Safety Performance

Steps to help create a safety culture Successful safety performance will come about with a successful safety culture.  It takes the values set by management to determine the way that the workforce acts. Therefore, a safety conscience culture has to be established through the management and passed along to the workforce. Here are a few steps to help create a safety culture: …

Written By: Jake Stratton

Child Labor Rules Updated for the 21st Century

US Department of Labor proposing to update child labor rules. On 4-17-2007, the US Department of Labor published a proposal to update the child labor regulations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The proposal includes additional bans on hazardous activities as well as prohibiting 14 and 15-year-olds from employment in youth peddling activities or door-to-door sales.  The department is …

Written By: Jake Stratton

Human Resource best practice checklist

The following practices are effectives ways small business can grow through effective employee management. Effective people management practices help grow sales and improve profits. These proven practices can positively impact business results. Align recruiting strategy with your business strategy Have consistently high candidate selection standards supported by tools/tests Offer great pay for great candidates Build a reputation as a desirable workplace Align compensation …

Written By: Jim Thibodeau

OSHA Compliance

BLR is providing a free OSHA Compliance seminar on the 19th. This is good information for StaffScapes clients and partners. BLR wants to make your job easier! To do this, we arehosting a 30-minute, complimentary training Webinar on MSDS Management with our Safety Training and Compliancetool, Safety.BLR.com, the Safety Management Website. Join us April 19 at 2:00 EST, for our live presentation, OSHA Compliance Series: Managing MSDS with Safety.BLR.com, and learn …

Written By: Jim Thibodeau

Retention Now Top Benefits Objective

StaffScapes, a regional Colorado PEO, key objective is to help clients increase retention by providing better benefits. A recent MetLife study is now saying the same thing that retnetion is key to decreasing cost for small employers and benefits is key. For the fifth consecutive year, MetLife has surveyed employers and employees across the U.S. and compiled the results in …

Written By: Jim Thibodeau

Workplace Discipline & Employment-at-Will

Even with “employment-at-will” protections, problems can arise when terminating employees. Employers that take the “employment-at-will” concept too literally can be looking at potential legal difficulties.  If a complaint is brought to court then a human factor from judges and juries come into play. The human factor can eliminate the “black and whiteness” of the employment-at-will concept and put you in …

Written By: Jake Stratton

Workplace Discipline & Employment-at-Will

Even with “employment-at-will” protections, problems can arise when terminating employees. Employers that take the “employment-at-will” concept too literally can be looking at potential legal difficulties.  If a complaint is brought to court then a human factor from judges and juries come into play. The human factor can eliminate the “black and whiteness” of the employment-at-will concept and put you in …

Written By: Jake Stratton

State Minimum Wage Increase

Kentucky and New Mexico increase minimum wage Kentucky and New Mexico will join 29 other states that have increased minimum wages above the federal rate of $5.15 per hour.  Kentucky’s minimum wage will step up to $7.25 per hour using a three tier process over the next two years.  Beginning July 1, 2007 the minimum wage will increase to $5.85. The minimum wage will …

Written By: Jake Stratton