How to Help New-to-the-Area Employees Feel at Home in Chicago

The windy city is a mecca for opportunities in the workforce, and it’s only getting windier. You’ll find tons of locals with tattoos of the city flag, horse and buggy tours and people walking at all hours of the day and night. It’s a city unlike any other, but sometimes, it can be difficult to... Read more »

How to Keep Your Employees Safe

Employees come to work every day with the assurance they will be safe during their workday, but it doesn’t always happen that way. In 2016, 5,190 workers died on the job. That breaks down to an average of 14 deaths every day. As a manager or business owner, it’s up to you to take steps... Read more »

Should You Provide Food for Your Employees?

Having food available in the office is a massive convenience for most employees. They don’t have to fight traffic or leave the office for their lunch hour, and are assured there will be enough time for them to actually enjoy their meal before it’s time to clock back in. Should you be offering food to... Read more »
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How to Keep Your Warehouse Employees Happy and Energized

Productivity depends on positivity. Every one of your employees can clock in, but if they’re mentally absent, the job isn’t going to get done. An employee with a negative disposition is stuck inside their own head, not fully present, which can result in significant consequences — especially within a warehouse environment. An inattentive member of... Read more »

How to Keep Your Business Clean

Most business owners can agree that their primary responsibility is serving the customer. However, running a successful business requires more than just service and a smile, and no owner should neglect the secondary responsibilities of their role — like keeping a standard of cleanliness in their store. Whether they’re serving deep-dish pizza or custom arrangements... Read more »

What to Do When an Employee Files for Workers' Comp

No one benefits from a work-related injury — not the employee, and not the employer. It’s a lose-lose situation for all those involved. Still, injuries happen in practically any industry. If the job requires even a minimal amount of manual labor, there’s a chance a worker will suffer an accident. Small business owners should prepare... Read more »

8 Ways to Make Your Employees Happier

Keeping your employees happy is about more than just reducing the complaining that happens around the office water cooler. It can help make your team more productive, more creative and even turn them into better leaders. Here are eight tried-and-true tips and tricks to help you make your employees happier in the long run, in... Read more »

How to Plan for Business Growth

Everyone wants their small business to be successful. But not everyone is prepared for success. To ensure that you can keep pace with the growing demand for whatever popular product or service you provide, take time to lay down a solid foundation. Don’t build your business on the sand of assumption, but rather on the... Read more »

Why You Should Always Test Your Products

Quality control is one department that no one wants to think about, but it should be on everyone’s mind if you run a small business or provide a product to the populous. Whether you’re starting a new product line or have an existing one already, why should you always test your products? Safety Product safety... Read more »

Does Your Business Need Motion Detectors?

The need for security in business is almost as important as the need for customers. You need to make sure your inventory is protected, especially after hours, and that your customers are safe. One way to do that is to install motion sensors. What kind of motion sensors do you really need, and what can... Read more »