From Blah to Bam: Supercharge Your Job Listing and Watch Quality Applicants Roll In

In the fast-paced world of recruitment, the key to success lies in crafting job listings that not only attract but captivate top-tier talent. In our latest video, “From Blah to Bam: Supercharge Your Job Listing and Watch Quality Applicants Roll In,” Steven C. Wilmes, the CEO of Wilmes, LLC, takes center stage to share invaluable Read more about From Blah to Bam: Supercharge Your Job Listing and Watch Quality Applicants Roll In[…]

How to Do Ergonomics Right

It’s the program everyone loves to hate. It takes a lot of work, and the benefits aren’t always clear. I am speaking about ergonomics, the science of fitting the workplace to the individual. Most agencies implement an ergonomics program to benefit their employees and lower worker’s compensation costs. These programs, though, are as piecemeal and Read more about How to Do Ergonomics Right[…]

It’s time to charge up your EV policy

The future of technology is here. Many years ago, we spoke about the future of technology at a PARMA conference. In particular, the conference focused on technology in the automobile industry, including self-driving vehicles, cars equipped with lane-assist safeguards, and the coming of the electric vehicle. Well, it seems that reality has hit home. Governor Read more about It’s time to charge up your EV policy[…]

Taking control – safety, transgenderism and dress codes

Warning – Potential Offensive Content We apologize in advance for the content here. The purpose is to advise on risk management issues your agency may face.   A high school teacher in Canada has received much media attention for her decision to wear attire some consider to be questionable while teaching. Kayla Lemieux of Oakville Read more about Taking control – safety, transgenderism and dress codes[…]

Quiet quitting – the new risk for public agencies

If you have been listening to the media, you are fully aware of this new trend called quiet quitting. Quiet quitting is doing only what is required of you at your job and no more. Quiet quitters are only doing the bare minimum. This phenomenon has seemingly increased in the aftermath of the COVID pandemic. Read more about Quiet quitting – the new risk for public agencies[…]

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.[…]

Hypocrisy in Risk, Conflicts of Interest and 2nd Jobs

The recent plethora of stories involving conflicts of interest abound in our government structure.  It seems that no matter how much money someone earns, the status of their position (FBI for example) or the public office they serve, the drive for individuality and heroism pull them out of their moral and ethical center.  The Mueller Read more about Hypocrisy in Risk, Conflicts of Interest and 2nd Jobs[…]

light duty not permanent

Screw “See Something, Say Something” policies

This is a bit of a rant. After reading another highly rated risk management blog, I have hit my limit of sheepish recommendations on how to solve sexual harassment in the workplace. “See something, say something” (4s) is another one of those B.S. FEEL-GOOD organizational, look-at-how-great-we-are recommendations that leave everyone abused and harassed. In sexual Read more about Screw “See Something, Say Something” policies[…]

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