Employers pay as much as $1 billion per week for direct workers’ compensation costs. Direct costs include workers’ comp payments, medical expenses, and legal fees. That is reason enough to make worker health and safety a priority. Add to that the cost of replacing employees and equipment, lost productivity, accident investigations, morale, and absenteeism and… Read More »
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New Year, New Plan for Your Best Life?
As we enter a new decade this new year, are you making a new plan for living your best life? As the saying goes, ‘A failure to plan is a plan to fail.’ Even if you’re perfectly happy with your life as it is now, planning can make sure you continue to be. And what… Read More »
New Year 2020 GreatWork-GreatTips-GreatYOU!
Follow|Share|Help Friends! Social Media: Happy New Year! Time for a new career? If you are actively looking, or just thinking about it, make sure your application is on file with us! And you can always just stop in – or call your local GreatWork branch any time. We hope you’re planning for much success and… Read More »
Winter 2019 GreatWork-GreatTips-GreatYOU!
Follow|Share|Help Friends! Social Media: ‘Tis the season for giving! Give with GreatWork this holiday season. Stop in to any branch to donate a book to Providence House, and we’ll enter you in our gift card drawing! Make sure your resume is on file with us when you stop in – or call your local GreatWork… Read More »
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 »
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 »