Australian Workplace Agreements Explained

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A Workplace Agreement (Australian AWA) is an individual written agreement of terms and conditions of employment between an employer and employee and or employees. Except for Occupational Health and safety, Workers’ Compensation or training arrangements an Workplace Agreement can override employment conditions in state or territory laws, but an Australian Workplace Agreement must meet the […]


Australian Workplace Agreements Explained

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A Workplace Agreement (Australian AWA) is an individual written agreement of terms and conditions of employment between an employer and employee and or employees. Except for Occupational Health and safety, Workers’ Compensation or training arrangements an Workplace Agreement can override employment conditions in state or territory laws, but an Australian Workplace Agreement must meet the […]


Ergonomics Outside The Office

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When people think about the science of ergonomics, they often think of office furniture, like desks, chairs and computer keyboards. Ergonomics has taken a fresh turn in new industries. One such industry that is researching the benefits of ergonomics is the wine industry. Those who work in the wine industry spend long hours lifting, carrying, […]


Ergonomics Outside The Office

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When people think about the science of ergonomics, they often think of office furniture, like desks, chairs and computer keyboards. Ergonomics has taken a fresh turn in new industries. One such industry that is researching the benefits of ergonomics is the wine industry. Those who work in the wine industry spend long hours lifting, carrying, […]


Temp Agency Companies

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Temp agencies have taken on the role as mediators between businesses and potential employees, striving to provide quality workers to help businesses in their times of need. Due to the unique relationship between these two structures, it is often difficult to determine which structure is in charge and whose rules to follow. In response to […]


Temp Agency Companies

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Temp agencies have taken on the role as mediators between businesses and potential employees, striving to provide quality workers to help businesses in their times of need. Due to the unique relationship between these two structures, it is often difficult to determine which structure is in charge and whose rules to follow. In response to […]


Illegal Workers And Identity Theft

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Identity theft is a growing problem throughout the United States and the world. As many as nine million people in this country will have their identities stolen every year. One source of identity theft, although not the only one, is the practice of illegal workers using someone else’s Social Security Number to obtain work and […]


Hey Contractors You D Better Pick The Right Market For Your Business

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I hear two complaints CONSTANTLY from contractors. 1. I can’t find enough good work. 2. I can’t find enough good workers. What most contractors fail to realize is that the two problems are closely related. The first causes the second. And both are a function of the market you operate in. Finding an adequate supply […]


Hey Contractors Have You Looked For Workers In These Places

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If you struggle in finding and hiring good help, you are probably a non-union contractor and the suggestions contained herein could be a life saver for you. Your struggles probably generate from three obstacles: 1. Providing full time work. 2. Getting the word out to potential candidates. 3. Can’t afford proven, skilled workers. Let’s take […]


Links Between Stress Shift Work And Serotonin Levels

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The 21st Century is best characterized by the advent of ultra-modern technology, global commercial and business, and the unstoppable desire to get and stay ahead. Because of these factors, business corporations compete in a world where the economy is active 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This phenomenon created a demand for employees […]


Outdoor Workers Protecting Yourself From Sun Damage On The Job

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As the days are growing longer and overtime on outdoor job sites increase, there is no topic more pertinent than sun safety. If you are exposed, or have workers that are exposed it is essential that you are educated about the impact the sun can have on you and the ways that the different methods […]


Illegal Immigrants Have The Right To Receive U S Health Care

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James Dwyer At Issue: What Rights Should Illegal Immigrants Have? Lori Newman Greenhaven Press Viewpoint Illegal immigrants form a large and disputed group in many countries. Indeed, even the name is in dispute. People in this group are referred to as illegal immigrants, illegal aliens, irregular migrants, undocumented workers, or, in French, as sans papiers. […]


Sandblasters And Silicosis

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What is Silicosis? Silica is a compound formed from silicon and oxygen, often found in quartz, flint, agate, beach sand, sandstone and glass. When Silica particles are inhaled, it results in the formation of scar tissue in the lungs preventing oxygen from getting in the blood. This condition eventually results in a disease called Silicosis, […]


Leading Knowledge Workers Avoid These 5 Leadership Sins

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According to the latest studies, the average employee is delivering only 50% of what they are capable of offering to your organization. As a leader, you’re frustrated by this lack of performance. You’d like to clone your high performers so you can become more results oriented like the entrepreneurial companies you see in the marketplace. […]


Empowered Leadership

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It seems that every decade or so there is some new fad the runs through the business world in terms of supervision and in the world of diversity management, downsizing, outsourcing, generational work conflicts and the information age, things are even more complicated than ever before. No longer does a one size fits all leadership […]


Trench Digging

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Digging trenches is one of the oldest types of work with both construction and excavating. Prior to World War 2, trenches were dug by hand. As workers dug the trenches deeper, the sides needed to be shored or supported, to keep the walls of the trench from caving in. Following the World War, several innovations […]