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4 Crucial Traits To Look For In New Hires

Look for these “invisible” attributes to find high-performance employees.

Originally published Published: 04.01.12 Author By Patrick Valtin

Encouraging Peak Performance From Older Workers

The workforce is aging, so learn how to make minor accommodations to keep employees productive.

Originally published Published: 02.01.12 Author By Jennifer FitzPatrick

Setting Goals: How To Inspire And Achieve With SMART And WISE Goals

Transform your commitments into powerful goals using SMART and WISE goal setting.

Originally published Published: 01.01.12 Author By Joelle Jay

The Right Way To Fire An Underperforming Employee

A termination decision should be communicated quickly, calmly, and concisely to the employee. Rapoport notes that it is a time for action not talk.

Originally published Published: 11.01.11 Author By Mike Coyne

Simple Cafeteria Plan Could Address Health Insurance Fears

A new type of benefit plan created by President Obama’s healthcare reform that was passed in 2010 may help smaller businesses satisfy potentially costly nondiscrimination requirements

Originally published Published: 04.01.11 Author By Mike Coyne

Health Insurance: Be Aggressive About Redesigning Plans

Get answers to questions about the new healthcare law.

Originally published Published: 03.01.11 Author By Mike Coyne

Finding, Retaining Top Talent Becoming a Top Challenge

Employers need stellar talent to execute a rebound strategy and drive renewal and growth. Competition for proven managers and business leaders will grow fierce. Organizations that can differentiate themselves with …

Originally published Published: 01.01.11 Author By Thomas Giddens

5 Prescriptions to Prevent ‘Hardening of the Attitudes’ Among Employees

Recent research shows that among the least-happy and least-engaged employees, the annual per-person cost of lost productivity due to sick days is more than $28,000, versus only $840 among the …

Originally published Published: 01.01.11 Author By Jack Singer

Checklist: When New Hires Mean New Regulations

Here are some broad guidelines on human-resource compliance changes as your company grows.

Originally published Published: 10.01.10 Author By Jeff Fenster

Improving Productivity Through Comprehensive Benefits

Business leaders have an opportunity and responsibility to help Americans close their insurance gaps, and in turn help their businesses. This is especially true at hvacr companies.

Originally published Published: 09.01.10 Author By Thomas Giddens

Crisis Management: Are You Prepared?

Crises have the potential to threaten public safety, increase financial expenditure, damage reputation, and impact sustainability. It is critical for management in the early hours and days of a crisis …

Originally published Published: 08.01.10 Author By Ursula C. Mannix

4 Ways to Improve Communication About Benefits

Update employees frequently and in a variety of ways.

Originally published Published: 05.01.10 Author By Ron Sanders

More Effective Performance Standards in 10 Steps

Identify, create, and manage your standards according to customer requirements.

Originally published Published: 10.01.09 Author By Mike Callahan

Who Can See Personnel Files?

Who in your company do you permit to see personnel files? The second question is a legal one: Who is permitted to see personnel files as a matter of law?

Originally published Published: 07.01.09 Author By Mike Coyne

Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is one of the most common health complaints we hear about today. Pain can be due to ordinary overuse, trauma, or a serious condition. Anti-inflammatory medications, in …

Originally published Published: 09.01.08 Author By Alan and Pamela Davis

Becoming The Employer Of Choice

To be successful in today’s market, contractors and hvacr business owners must get creative and make recruitment a priority.

Originally published Published: 06.01.08 Author By Bob Niewenhous

Toxins In The Workplace

In the hvacr industry, workers can potentially be exposed to several toxins. Awareness of these chemicals and antimicrobials is important for overall job safety and health.

Originally published Published: 06.01.08 Author By Alan and Pamela Davis

How to Hire Co-Workers, Part 3

It's important that you don't create unrealistic expectations.

Originally published Published: 06.01.08 Author By Ron Smith

Prostate Cancer

A man is 35% more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than a woman is to be diagnosed with breast cancer; however nearly 100% of patients diagnosed early can …

Originally published Published: 05.01.08 Author By Alan and Pamela Davis

Insurance Surety Programs

Maximizing your surety program will create a sound continuity plan for you company.

Originally published Published: 05.01.08 Author By Kyp L. Ross

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

Consistent and persistent lack of sleep deprives your body of much needed time for recharging and can lead to serious ailments.

Originally published Published: 04.01.08 Author By Alan and Pamela Davis

How to Hire Co-Workers, Part 2

Dedicating time to properly hiring co-workers will ensure you only employ high performers.

Originally published Published: 04.01.08 Author By Ron Smith

Protect Your Knees

Knowing how to prevent injuries and heeding warning signs when something is wrong will enable you to continue selling and servicing hvacr systems for years to come.

Originally published Published: 03.01.08 Author By Alan and Pamela Davis

How To Hire Co-Workers

Recruiting is the practice of getting people interested in working for your company. Hiring is the practice of convincing people that your company is the one they should choose as …

Originally published Published: 02.01.08 Author By Ron Smith

Finding The Right Doctor

We rely on our primary care physician for their ability to help maintain our health and to screen for more serious illnesses.

Originally published Published: 02.01.08 Author By Alan and Pamela Davis

24/7 Safety

Proper and on-going safety training can prevent most accidents. Investigating accidents and routine safety audits also can keep workers safe.

Originally published Published: 01.01.08 Author By Traci Purdum

Health Basics 101

Drs. Alan W. Davis, M.D., and Pamela H. Davis, M.D offer a health maintenance primer, suggesting regular physical exams, dental visits, eye exams, colonoscopy, skin exam, vital signs, electrocardiogram, cholesterol …

Originally published Published: 01.01.08 Author By Alan and Pamela Davis

Property/Casualty Insurance

Understanding property/casualty insurance coverages can help you stem serious loss potential for your business.

Originally published Published: 12.01.07 Author By David Myer

Getting Better With Wellness Programs

Investing in employee wellness programs can produce a more satisfied and productive workforce, reduce health-care and insurance costs, and improve attendance and performance.

Originally published Published: 08.01.07 Author By Tonya Vinas

Combating High Health Insurance Costs with Health Savings Accounts

Because skyrocketing health-care costs frequently limit an employer’s ability to increase wages, both employers and employees would benefit from controlling such costs. Will health savings accounts (HSAs) be the answer? …

Originally published Published: 07.01.07 Author By Mike Coyne

Take Sexual-Harassment Claims Seriously

Written policies and clear instructions are two ways to protect your business from costly claims.

Originally published Published: 06.01.07 Author By Mike Coyne

Recruiting Co-workers, Part 2

13 methods - Some you probably aren't using.

Originally published Published: 02.01.07 Author By Ron Smith

Spreading Cheer Without Fear

Raucous holiday parties can leadto injury, lawsuits, and insults if not planned properly. Tonya Vinas, editor-in-chief of HVACR Business offers tips and advice for parties that will encourage employees throughout …

Originally published Published: 12.01.06 Author By Tonya Vinas

The Art of Firing

It’s one thing to lay off people, but quite another to fire someone.

Originally published Published: 09.01.06 Author By Guy Kawasaki

The Art of Recruiting

Recruiting doesn't begin and end with the hiring process, it remains one of the most important aspects of any hiring manager's job.

Originally published Published: 08.01.06 Author By Guy Kawasaki