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Why You Should Consider Replacing an Employee With a Consultant

It’s a nightmare scenario for any facility/plant manager. One of your key employees is resigning, retiring, or otherwise leaving the job. There’s more turnover than ever these days, especially with employees switching jobs to obtain promotions rather than climbing the corporate ladder at the same company. Now you’re faced with trying to find a replacement while at the same time trying to cover the tasks they were responsible for, as well as your own job. Recruiting, reviewing resumes, conducting interviews, and more – that can take forever. Then, once you’ve hired someone, you must train them, hold their hand at the beginning as they get settled… that sort of thing. It’s a big investment of time and money. But there is another way…

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If You Don’t Have This in Your Sublease Agreements, You Are Asking for Trouble

Subleases can be a great way for a leaseholder who is no longer conducting their own operations at a site to make money. But your actual responsibility goes way beyond just collecting rent checks. As the leaseholder, you are ultimately responsible to the property owner for what your tenant does at the site. That is, unless you insert key clauses in your sublease agreement to protect yourself. Here are some guidelines of what should be included.

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Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign

I’ve always said that communication is a key part of running a facility safely, efficiently, and profitably. Lack of communication can lead to expensive mistakes, injuries, and other negative consequences. One form of communication that often goes overlooked in facilities is signage. Signs warning of hazardous materials, for example, or the necessity of wearing hearing protection. Most places do the bare minimum as mandated by regulation. But I recommend taking an extra step…

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The Importance of Effective Communication

When you have something important to say, how do you say it? A text message, email, conference call or Zoom meeting? In today’s fast-moving world where everybody is busy all the time, technology has kept pace, allowing us to communicate with anyone at any time from anywhere in the world. Unfortunately, sometimes that means important messages get lost or misunderstood. Here’s how to stop that from happening.

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