Chicago’s Minimum Wage Isn’t Just About Chicago

How does Chicago’s minimum wage increase affect me in Lake, Cook, DuPage, or Will County? On 7/1/22 the minimum wage… Read More

Re-Examining New Hire Requirements

When Being Exacting Isn’t Working For You We all are painfully aware that the labor market of 2019 is nothing like… Read More

Coming Soon

We are excited to announce that we are expanding our operations! Starting in May, The Xcel Group will be bringing its expertise to… Read More

Let’s Walk – And Talk

Have you thought about a walking meeting? We all know that walking 30 minutes or more a day is… Read More

Tired, Exhausted, Fatigued – Why Manufacturing Companies Need to Pay Attention

They all mean the same thing, right? Not exactly, but being tired or exhausted can lead to fatigue. And that can be dangerous… Read More

Falls, Slips, and Trips – The 3rd Leading Cause of Injury in Manufacturing

Once again, we are looking at the top causes of injury in the Manufacturing workplace. And coming in at number 3, or 20%… Read More

Overexertion & Bodily Reaction – The #2 Cause of Injury in Manufacturing

Continuing our series for National Safety Month, we are now looking at the number 2 cause of injuries… Read More

Contact With Objects & Equipment – The Number 1 Cause of Injury in Manufacturing

With June being National Safety Month, we are looking at the top causes of unintentional injuries and illnesses… Read More

June is National Safety Month

Safety. It’s Everyone’s Business.   Thanks to the National Safety Council, since 1996, June has become… Read More

Short on Labor? You’re Not Alone

This past year and a half have been difficult and crazy times. And with that, there is currently a labor shortage in manufacturing… Read More