Posts Categorized: News

The Happiness Factor in Keeping Great Employees

Turnover is costly, and when something costs too much, making it cost less requires that you know more about it.  Understanding why employees leave is critical to knowing how to keep them.  So why do they leave? According to Gallup, that’s a question you should be gathering data on when they do.  Exit surveys can… Read More »

Finding Employment and Building Teams Made Even Easier

Are you searching for the right career or employee? Our new Cleveland Professional Division makes finding employment and building teams even easier! Whether they need dozens of production workers, or just the right technical or administrative professional, Northeast Ohio organizations know they can rely on GreatWork. Brooklyn Branch Manager Betsy Perez is excited to be… Read More »

Not Your Father’s Manual Labor

These aren’t your father’s manual labor jobs.  Manufacturing, warehouse and trucking jobs have changed.  They require higher levels of skill and often much less heavy lifting and sweat-inducing labor than in the past.  That’s why some are throwing out the term blue collar in favor of a newer generation term like “Industrial Artisans”. According to… Read More »

Ugh…Unplanned Downtime

The leading cause of your equipment not running is its age.  According to maintenance managers and plant leaders, preventive maintenance is their top way to assure a safe and productive operation. The 2019 survey of maintenance professionals in process, discrete and hybrid industries by Advanced Technology Services (ATS) also found the key challenge, by a… Read More »

Biggest Impact on Employee Well-being

Myers-Briggs studied workplace wellness for three years and found that relationships with fellow employees matter the most to the more than 10,000 people they studied from 131 countries. In addition to the job itself – service related work coming out on top – age, gender, job satisfaction, higher commitment to the organization, social giving, a… Read More »

Costly Germs Present and Accounted For

Absenteeism is measured by employers to gauge the health of the environment and culture because unscheduled absences are costly.  But what about presenteeism – the cost to companies of employees coming to work ill? Studies have found that on-the-job productivity losses are far greater than absence related productivity losses for the same conditions. According to… Read More »

$1.5 Billion Rebate Planned for Ohio Employers

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Stephanie McCloud have announced a $1.5 billion rebate proposal for employers in the state. The proposal continues a trend of lowering workers’ comp costs for Ohio’s private and public employers. “This is great news for Ohio,” said Governor DeWine. “This money will help… Read More »

Northeast Ohio Ranked 7th Best in the Country for Workers Lacking a 4-Year Degree

Employment for workers without a bachelor’s degree that pays above the national annual median wage is available in Northeast Ohio! In a recent study of opportunity employment in 121 metro areas conducted by the Federal Reserve, Cleveland was ranked number 7. Opportunity employment here is over 30% of total employment. Those with bachelor’s degrees have an… Read More »

Finding Great Help in a Tight Market

Attract Good Talent

“It’s just hard to find good help these days.”  While that has been a common topic of conversation among business leaders throughout time, with unemployment continually reaching new lows month after month, many are struggling to even get applicants to return calls, being ghosted at interviews, and wasting precious time and money on new hires… Read More »

Why, What and Where|Shift Work

Maybe you need to be home to get your kids off to school, or maybe you just want to avoid endless stop and go traffic on your way to work.  There are actually many benefits of shift work.  With an alternative shift, you might also be able to: Choose a shift that fits your schedule… Read More »