When you’re interviewing to find the next member of your facilities management team, it’s important to be prepared with the right questions—and know to skip the wrong ones. In this article, we’re taking a look at some behavioral questions you can ask to ensure you make the right hire, plus we’ll review a few questions […]
Category: Human Resources
Coworkers don’t always see eye to eye—and that holds true in facilities management. What steps do you take to resolve conflicts among your team members? Do you find the process effective? Here is a simple 8-step conflict resolution process that you and your employees can use to resolve any type of workplace conflict.
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employers must maintain records of hours worked by each nonexempt employee. That means companies bear the ultimate burden of showing that records of hours worked are in fact accurate. If an employer is sued by an employee, a group of employees, or the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) […]
A state appeals court recently affirmed that California employers are not required to pay for slip-resistant shoes their employees must wear for work. It’s not just in California, though—similar exemptions exist at the federal level. If you require such footwear for your facilities staff, read up on the details of the issue here.
Summer may bring beautiful weather, but facility managers need to be extra vigilant when it comes to controlling workplace safety and health hazards that peak during the summer months, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Region 7 office in Kansas City, Missouri.
According to a recent OSHA citation, a Louisville, Colorado, psychiatric treatment hospital failed to protect employees from bloodborne pathogen exposure and workplace violence. The agency charged UHS of Centennial Peaks, LLC, with two serious, two repeat, and two other-than-serious violations. OSHA inspected Centennial Peaks Hospital, an acute psychiatric treatment facility, after receiving a complaint of […]
Anyone who has ever worked a 9-to-5 job have stories about someone in the workplace whose bad habits or hygiene bothered everyone. Their idiosyncrasies went far beyond a messy desk; issues ranging from having loud-personal phone conversations and wearing too much fragrance to someone clipping their toenails or even snoring at their desk! Certainly, these […]
That the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cannot inspect every U.S. workplace is of little consolation when the agency arrives at your facility for an inspection. We take you inside an OSHA inspection and provide tips to help your organization and/or tenants prepare for a successful outcome.
We’re in a relatively open job market right now, with more jobs available than people to fill them. However, that’s not likely to last forever, so now is as good a time as any to revisit your resume to make sure you stand out above the rest. This infographic from iOffice has plenty of info […]
Fatigue often goes underrecognized as a risk factor in many work environments. Workers are at a higher risk of suffering fatigue-related incidents in environments containing key factors such as long working hours, on-call work, seasonal highs, shiftwork, physically and mentally demanding work, boring and monotonous work, safety-sensitive work, and driving operations.