playing it safe:  using two people for patient transfers

By Barrow Group Staff / March 20, 2023
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, unpredictable patient, wheelchair, Two Person Patient Transfer, lifting weak patients, Transferring patients, Safe Patient Transfer

Employer's guide to navigating a recession

By Barrow Group Staff / March 10, 2023
A recession can create numerous challenges for employers, often requiring them to adapt for their organizations to survive. By preparing and implementing multiple recession-proofing strategies, employers can build resilient organizations and minimize the financial hardships of ...
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Topics: staffing, PEO, Employee Retention, Navigating A Recession, downsizing, layoff alternatives, Embrace Outsourcing, manage healthcare costs, Assess talent, Recession Preparation

How to Interact With an OSHA Inspector

By Barrow Group Staff / March 08, 2023
The best way to avoid paying fines for violating Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) standards is to always be prepared for an inspection. Since an OSHA officer has no obligation to inform an employer of the inspection ahead of time, the visit will usually be ...
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Topics: staffing, PEO, workplace safety, OSHA-INSPECTION, OSHA-Violations, Workplace-Hazards, Film & TV, OSHA Inspector Preparation

Understanding the Quiet Hiring Trend

By Barrow Group Staff / March 06, 2023
HR professionals have likely already heard about “quiet quitting,” where employees put no more effort into their jobs than necessary, and “quiet firing,” where employers or managers slowly pull back employee duties instead of outright firing them. Now, there’s another phrase ...
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Topics: staffing, PEO, Quiet Hiring, job promotion, recruitment strategies, Upskilling, peak performers

Using Scissor Lifts in Warehouses:  Safe or Dangerous?

By Barrow Group Staff / January 30, 2023
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Topics: staffing, OSHA-REGULATIONS, warehouse workers, Scissor Lift Safety

labor shortages and business liability risks: Steps employers Can Take

By Barrow Group Staff / January 13, 2023
The past year has seen labor shortages across industry lines. According to a recent study from the Society for Human Resource Management, nearly 90% of businesses are having a hard time filling open positions. These shortages have resulted from various factors, many of which are ...
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, Construction-Risks, labor shortage, home health care staffing, business liability, Business Risks

job openings dropped in october but remain high

By Barrow Group Staff / December 26, 2022
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently released its October Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary. The month’s reported number of job openings decreased by 353,000 to 10.3 million as the Federal Reserve (Fed) increased interest rates in an effort to cool the labor ...
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Topics: staffing, PEO, Job Openings, Labor Market Trends, High Inflation, Federal Reserve Bank, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Interest Rates

how to recession-proof your life

By Barrow Group Staff / December 02, 2022
Many Americans and economists think rising inflation issues, interest rates and housing costs may be warning signs of a looming recession. According to a Bankrate poll, nearly 7 in 10 Americans are worried about the possibility of a recession before the end of next year. ...
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Topics: staffing, PEO, recession, budget, live within your means, economic uncertainty, auto insurance

state minimum wage rates for 2023

By Barrow Group Staff / November 07, 2022
The current federal minimum wage rate is $7.25 per hour. However, several states have adopted minimum wage rates higher than the federal rate. When both the state rate and the federal rate apply, employers must pay their employees the higher rate. The following states have ...
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Topics: staffing, PEO, Minimum-Wage, State Minimum Wage Rate 2023

NLRB Proposes Rule On Standards for Determining Joint Employer Status

By Barrow Group Staff / October 10, 2022
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, NLRA, Joint Employer Status, NLRB

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