It’s been more than three months since the United States Department of Labor’s Final Rule to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 took effect, requiring government contractors to take steps to ensure that 7% of their employees are individuals with disabilities.
What services do staffing companies offer? Your first thought is likely temporary employees who work on a short-term basis. And while staffing firms do offer short-term temps, most offer a variety of services that can meet an employer’s various hiring needs. Let’s take a look at the three major staffing offerings.
A recent survey conducted by the Oregon Employment Department indicates that businesses are having trouble hiring for many vacant positions, as Oregon employers reported that almost half of their job vacancies in 2013 were “difficult to fill.”
After a harsh winter in many parts of the country, Americans are looking forward to rising temperatures this summer. But hot weather can be hazardous for employees, whether they’re working outside in jobs like farming or construction or in a hot indoor environment, such as a food processing warehouse or manufacturing facility.
Yes, yes, by now you’ve surely heard of the wondrous benefits of hiring veterans into your organization, including their work ethic, training background, loyalty, and translatable skills. But like many things in life, it’s easier said than done sometimes.
As business picks up here and there during the busy season, overtime sometimes presents itself as a solution to extra odds and ends that need to get done. From the perspective of a business owner, it’s usually just about paying a premium cost for a little bit more of your current employees’ time — little harm done, right?
According to the calendars, at least, it’s springtime, and that means that for many temporary staffing firms, it’s the beginning of the busy season. The busy season means that more customers will come on board, which means more associates to place, which means more potential for injury if your safety program isn’t up to speed. So, how about a little spring cleaning?