Hardhats Required: 4 Things to Do after an Accident at Work

Those who have gotten hurt at work may find that their lives are permanently altered. For instance, they may experience chronic pain, experience changes in mood or find themselves unable to walk or talk. Let’s take a look at what injured workers should do in the aftermath of a workplace accident.

“Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water”…

today I’d like to change that to say “Just when you thought it was safe to work at a desk” and look at 4 common injuries due to working at a desk.

How the Medical Industry is Poised for an Employee Boom

Healthcare has changed vastly in the past 100 years and is poised to grow significantly in the next decades. These changes are due to numerous factors, such as changing technologies and worldwide demographics. This means that the medical industry is ready for a massive employee boom across all sectors in the next several years. Here are some of the top growing areas where those looking to get in on the changes ahead can find an amazing job.

5 Tips for Starting Your Own Moving Company

Starting up your own moving company can be a great way to make a good living and to finally work for yourself. However, to ensure your success, you have to make sure that you go about it the right way. These are a few tips that you can follow if you would like to start your own moving company.

5 Ways a DUI Can Affect Potential Employment

Being convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) can carry many harsh consequences in a variety of aspects of your life. A conviction of a DUI is associated with possible jail time, fines, and attending rehabilitation classes, and it causes employment issues and family problems as well.

Unemployment Rates by State

Nationwide according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment rate is 4.4% but when you look a bit closer you will see that there is quite a bit of variation by state. Alaska has the highest unemployment at 6.8% and North Dakota and Colorado have the lowest at 2.3%. What causes the difference between states?

Over a Million New Jobs Not 211,000 

Today’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Commissioner’s Report says, “Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 211,000 in April, and the unemployment rate, at 4.4 percent, was little changed. Thus far this year, monthly job gains have averaged 185,000, in line with average monthly job growth in 2016. In April, job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality, health care and social assistance, financial activities, and mining.”
But we have to remember that typically employment increases in April. So what the BLS Commissioner is saying is that 211,000 more jobs than average were created. In layman’s terms, unadjusted employment was 144.953 million in March and 145.979 in April for a net gain of 1,026,000 jobs.

Managing Remote Employees

We’re witnessing a huge increase in the number of people working remotely. This trend has proven to be a win/win as it is efficient and cost effective for many companies while also providing flexibility and opportunity for employees. Also, experts from various fields can now look for a job in places that they would never be able to commute to.

September Unemployment Numbers

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the Unemployment numbers for the month of September on Friday, October 7th. The Seasonally Adjusted U-3 Unemployment rate was 5.0% after being 4.9% for three months in a row. The unadjusted U-3 Unemployment rate was 4.8% and Gallup’s equivalent unadjusted rate was 5.3% for a 0.5% difference. […]

Tips for Finding the Right Employee

Your employees are the heart of your business, so hiring the right applicant is a huge decision you want to get right the first time. Large-platform job-search sites can generate hundreds of applicants for your opening, but you’ll need to develop a good strategy for limiting that pool if you want to find the perfect candidate. Below are five tips to help you narrow your applicant field and attract the candidates you really want.