4 Safety Issues Construction Workers Need to Be Aware of on the Job

As one of the most hazardous occupations in the nation, construction work can involve many different types of dangerous situations for workers on a daily basis. Though most employers make safety a top priority for their workers, that is not always the case. Because of this, workers need to be very proactive in making sure they stay safe while performing their jobs each day. If you work in construction, here are four of the top safety concerns of which you should be aware while on the job.

Slipping and Tripping

If you perform much of your work on scaffolding or high above the ground, always be aware of not slipping and tripping while walking around. From hand tools that may have been left laying around to water or other substances being spilled and not cleaned up, one wrong move could have you severely injured very quickly.

Asbestos Fibers

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Remote Working: 5 Pieces Of Advice For Recruiters To Push Through The Day

We’ve all been there – pushing through the painful late afternoon stretch at work. How do you stay productive as a recruiter with so many distractions at home? From life admin to snacking and napping or even the amazon delivery you placed yesterday; it’s not easy to maintain constant focus at home. That’s why we’ve come up with some pretty awesome tips to manage your well-being and productivity at home- weather your a start-up, SME’s or large corporation these are tips from our champion team at Picked; a fully remote tech start-up, which has embraced working from home since their inception in 2017. It’s safe to say, we’re experts at surviving the afternoon slump.

Here’s our top 5 pieces of advice that are helping remote teams push through:

1. Change your environment twice a day 

Changing your environment often helps you refocus. Try to have a morning workspace and an Read more

Is the Law on Your Side? How to Tell When Your Small Business Needs a Lawyer

Your small business can be your chance to achieve your dream. Unfortunately, you won’t reach your goals if you run into legal problems that you can’t get out of. However, how do you know when to reach out to a lawyer for your small business? Here is how to tell when your business needs a lawyer.

Getting Started

Starting a new business comes with legal stipulations. You may need particular licenses, permits, contracts, and insurance. If you’re new to the business world, you may not be completely sure what all you need to do to comply with local and federal laws. However, you are responsible for keeping yourself in compliance from the very beginning. Have a corporate lawyer, like those at the Carter West business law firm, look over all initial paperwork and contracts. You may also want to have a lawyer examine your work environment to ensure that it Read more

Powering HR Operations with Strategic Workforce Planning

It can cost over 200% of an employee’s salary to replace them, an especially scary stat when you realize that companies lose 25% of new employees in their first year. 

But what if your human resources department could predict with 95% confidence when that turnover was going to happen? Not only would you save valuable time and money, you’d also be able to use such statistics to keep your hiring pipeline perpetually moving to prevent future talent gaps. Does it sound like science fiction to you?

According to Sebastien Girard, it’s not. It’s called strategic workforce planning. “This is obsolete in other industries and other departments,” he says, “We need to catch up.”  

Sebastien is the SVP of Workforce Operations for Atrium Health, a North Carolina non-profit health system with over 70,000 employees across 42 hospitals. We recently connected with him to learn about his experiences using data analytics to … Read more

Diversity and Fashion: What are the Most Influential Cultures?

The fashion world is bursting with inspiration, diversity, and creativity. Throughout the decades we have seen trends emerge, disappear and re-emerge. When it comes to clothing, we all have a particular style we strive to achieve with our everyday looks. But where do we get our inspiration from? With the emergence of social media platforms including Instagram and Pinterest, it has never been easier to find inspiration for our seasonal looks from trending celebrities and influencers.

Globalisation and the rise of technology has made the world more connected than ever before. That’s why the diversity of the fashion industry is something worth admiring. With this said, who are the main catalysts behind the most desired outfit styles across the globe? Here, we discuss who the world’s most popular fashion influencers are and which cultures have influenced clothing trends the most.

Global Popular Culture

It’s no surprise that mainstream fashion from … Read more