Use positive body language when communicating with employees

How employers stand and use their hands may be more revealing to workers than simply having a positive facial expression. A recent study by psychology professor Hillel Aviezer at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem compared how people interpret body cues and facial expressions, according to National Public Radio (NPR). Continue reading

Dishing up safety tips for young food service employees

For many young adults, a food service job is likely their first work experience. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the foodservice industry employs 11.6 million people in the U.S., and nearly 30 percent of these workers are under the age of 20. Continue reading

The benefits of a formalized return-to-work program

Return-to-work programs are vital for businesses that want to help injured or ill workers return to their jobs as soon as they are able after a workers’ compensation leave.

While many employers have either a formal or informal program, comprehensive return-to-work policies based on best practices help workers stabilize their productivity and reduce the likelihood of repeated work-related injury. An established system also helps employers keep administrative and medical costs at bay. Continue reading