Entries by olivia

Staying Safe While Cleaning Up After a Hurricane

With the names Harvey, Irma, and Maria still fresh in our minds, Hurricane Nate is now threatening Louisiana, Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle. In a previous article, we discussed general safety after a hurricane or natural disaster. However, after the immediate aftermath of the storm, comes the clean up. Here are a few tips on […]

Minimizing Workplace Distraction

In every workplace,  distractions can impact productivity. Here are a few quick tips to help reduce distractions. 1. Consolidate email checking time: According to a Harvard Business Review study, the average worker checks their email 74 times a day. Having set times in the day to check emails instead of checking each new email as […]

Staying Safe After a Hurricane or Severe Weather

Hurricane Harvey has recently slammed into the Texas coast as a Category 4 hurricane. Most people know to seek shelter during a hurricane or other severe weather, but unfortunately many people are killed or injured in the aftermath of a storm. Here are a few tips to stay safe after severe weather strikes your area: […]

Taking Breaks For Worker Wellbeing

Although there is no federal law requiring employers to offer breaks (these rules are decided at the state level), encouraging employees to take breaks has strong benefits such as: Increased productivity: Studies have shown that even a 5 minute break is enough to increase concentration. Breaks can also help prevent a worker from getting board […]

3 Reasons for an Employee Referral Program

Quality employees are the backbone of a successful business. Sometimes, companies may find it difficult and expensive to recruit employees. An employee referral program is something almost all companies should implement and here are 3 reasons why:   Reduced Costs: The costs of implementing an employee referral program are typically lower than standard recruiting costs. […]

Department of Labor will not Defend Overtime Rule

On November 22, 2016 a federal court temporarily blocked the proposed overtime rule that would have raised the salary threshold for exempt employees. Under these new rules, the overtime exemption for salary would have risen significantly from $23,660 to potentially as high as $50,440. Click here to read our previous blog about the proposed rule. […]

OSHA’s “Safe and Sound” Week

OSHA announced on June 1st that June 12th-18th will be “Safe and Sound” week. The purpose of this week will be to raise awareness in companies of all sizes and in multiple industries the importance of workplace safety. According to the US Secretary of Labor, “Our nation has made great strides in raising awareness about […]

Higher Quest Foundation Spotlight: Interview

As we gear up for 14ers for the famished, we sat down with one of the founders of the Higher Quest Foundation, Rick Hermanns, to discuss his vision for the foundation. What First Inspired you to found the Higher Quest Foundation? I believe we have a Biblical mandate to help those less fortunate. We have […]

Trojan Labor Scholarship Recipient

The 2017-2018 Trojan Labor Scholarship recipient at Palm Beach Atlantic University is Richard Santos. Richard Santos is a rising Junior from Pembroke Pines, FL.  He is a pre-Pharmacy major.  Richard serves as a regular volunteer in our Rosemary Village after school program.  The Rosemary Village after school program is located in an economically impoverished and […]

American Hero Award Recipients 2017

Each year, Trojan Labor, Acrux Staffing, and the Higher Quest Foundation host the American Hero Awards. The ceremony recognizes two American service men or women who have gone above the call of duty in service to their country. We are pleased to announce this year’s Ultimate Hero Award Recipient: Pfc. Cody James Patterson. To read more […]