Your 50lb job description causes serious risk. But not how you think.

The importance of job descriptions is uncontestable.  They are important.  Very important.  They help agencies hire and fire, give employees a sense of direction, and let prospective hires know what they are in store for.  They also have a dark side.  Let’s shine a light on this dirty little secret. Last week I was in Read more about Your 50lb job description causes serious risk. But not how you think.[…]

A bracelet that saves workers lives

When it comes to being killed, electricity is has a pretty high success rate, especially when working around high voltage.  I vowed 18 years ago never to do electrical work again after barely surviving a fight with 220. But a lot of guys can’t stop working with electricity; its just part of the job.  The good Read more about A bracelet that saves workers lives[…]

Why your work comp program is failing.

Ever wonder why your work comp program continues to fail year after year, even though you make considerable improvements in the process?  Well, the answer isn’t the process itself, but rather, the execution of the process. Stop changing your process One of the keys to successful workers’ compensation program or any program for that matter Read more about Why your work comp program is failing.[…]

We are still talking about job descriptions

Yes, we are still talking about job descriptions, but this time in the context of return-to-work programs.  Job descriptions are a multi-purpose tool akin to the Leatherman.  Unfortunately, HR Managers, Risk Managers and even school boards fail to see the value in them.  Until it is too late of course. We have looked at the Read more about We are still talking about job descriptions[…]

Guest Post – 10 ways to reduce employee turnover

This blog post is brought to you by Dell Dorn of Dorn Companies. Across many industries, there is one issue that most companies struggle with: Employee turnover. When as many as 33% of new hires quit within their first 6 months at a job, high employee retention is a goal many companies don’t know how Read more about Guest Post – 10 ways to reduce employee turnover[…]

How to hack work comp costs. Use the right words.

“Pictures say a thousand words”, but a single word paints only one picture.  Often the picture it paints is the wrong picture.  And most of us don’t realize it until it is too late.  In my book, Less Than One – Busting the Work Comp Barrier (on Amazon), I offer many tips on controlling your Read more about How to hack work comp costs. Use the right words.[…]

tools for interactive process

The one thing you need to engage in the interactive process

One thing is for sure, the interactive process is a bear that everyone hates to wrestle.  Without the right tools that bear will beat you every time.   And while you don’t need a truck load of tools to deal with the bear, you certainly must have one single multi-purpose tool and that tool is…. The Read more about The one thing you need to engage in the interactive process[…]

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