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Best Practices for Hiring and Retaining Older Workers

Published Feb 20, 2019 12:34:58 PM posted in Workplace Injuries, Employee Retention, Early Intervention, Training, Safety, Aging Workforce

The fact that our workforce is aging1 has been viewed with alarm in some quarters—but a realistic assessment accentuates the positive. On the Society for Human Resource Management web site, Dana Wilkie points out that older workers, blue-collar and white-collar, tend to bring to the table experience, professionalism, a strong work ethic, lower turnover, and solid knowledge of the job.2
So to get and hold these valuable workers, these strategies are helpful:

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The Aging Workforce: A Silver Lining For Employers

Published Feb 13, 2019 10:22:46 AM posted in Workplace Injuries, Employee Retention, Early Intervention, Training, Safety, Aging Workforce

It’s no secret the workforce is aging at a rapid pace. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor statistics, 1 in 4 of the 164 million labor force will be 55 and older by 2024. There are many reasons for this changing demographic including lower birth rates and the financial and emotional need for workers to stay in the workforce well past traditional retirement age. We are not here to solve the global issue
but rather offer some proactive measures to assist employers in keeping their workforce safe
and productive.

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Early Intervention to Boost Retention

Published Jan 22, 2019 4:32:53 PM posted in Workplace Injuries, Employee Retention, Early Intervention, Training, Safety

Every employer wants a healthy, injury-free work force to get the job done. Safety is crucial here.

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Training Camps: Acclimating New Employees to Your Atmosphere

Published Jan 8, 2019 4:37:11 PM posted in Employee Retention, Training, Injury Prevention

Employers today are paying more and more attention to the “hiring experience”—the first impression the company makes on its new hires. That’s because a good impression out of the gate can set the stage for employee loyalty—and employee retention.

But what if a single strategy could not only produce a positive hiring experience, but reduce injuries and increase productivity at the same time?

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Infographic: The Four Ws of Employee Training

Published Oct 25, 2017 1:00:00 PM posted in Training, Safety

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Why Ineffective Training Is Expensive Training

Published Oct 10, 2017 1:00:00 PM posted in OSHA, Training

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