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Archive for: March 2013 HH

Tips for Safety in the Workplace

Statistics show that every year nearly five thousand employees die on the job in the United States. A good percentage comes from jobs and careers in the construction industry. Keeping a tight grip of workplace safety is essential to ensure you and your employees (if you are a business owner or manager) are safe. Casualties do inevitably occur when some of these essential work environment rules are broken and not followed. This is why in this article; we will discuss some of the most effective ways to increase levels of safety at work and more.

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Tips for Women Dealing with a Male Dominate Workplace

You would think that in the 21st century, that there would no longer be an issue with women working in any field they choose. However, there are still a number of male dominated workplaces and learning how to deal with working in such a workplace is going to make a huge difference in your success or failure. Here are a few tips that just may help you cope, and even gain your acceptance among your masculine peers.

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Employer Explains Why He Won’t Hire The Unemployed

Discrimination against the unemployed is rampant. Some job ads explicitly require applicants to be “currently employed,” and Americans who have been out of work for a year or longer report employers rejecting them as soon as that tidbit comes out.

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Toxins in the Workplace and Right to Know Laws

If you have ever worked in a workplace that deals with dangerous chemicals or somewhere that you have the potential to come in contact with toxins, you should read up on the Workplace Right To Know Laws in your area. The right to know laws vary depending on your location, but generally they are rules put in place stating that as an employee you have the right to know about any hazardous material that you may come in contact with at your workplace.

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Tackling Concerns of Independent Workers

SOON after landing a job at a Manhattan law firm nearly 20 years ago, Sara Horowitz was shocked to discover that it planned to treat her not as an employee, but as an independent contractor.

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Signs of a Toxic Workplace

I have worked with various companies. Moreover, with the length of my work experience, I’ve also done different kinds of jobs, meet stressful deadlines, and make an effort to get along with previous employees before I get in. On the other hand, there are just some things that can’t be avoided, things that made my working experience more stressful, things that I never thought that still happens in an environment like this.

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‘Real’ Unemployment Rate Shows Far More Jobless

While the national unemployment rate paints a grim picture, a look at individual states and their so-called real jobless rates becomes even more troubling.

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Balancing Seniority with Performance in the Workplace

It is very difficult to choose between a young high performer and an old employee with relatively lesser performance. Immaterial of the demographics it can be observed in any part of the world. Seniority brings experience but it is the performance which fetches profits for the company. It is usually seen that not all employees who are senior perform as per expectations. It becomes very difficult for the HR managers at the time of performance appraisal. To maintain harmony at workplace a balance between seniority and performance is mandatory.

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