April 28, 2022

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 the greater Minneapolis-Saint Paul area. Since 2012, XCEL has provided staffing solutions for companies in Food Manufacturing and…

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April 6, 2022

Let’s Walk – And Talk

Have you thought about a walking meeting? We all know that walking 30 minutes or more a day is good for your health. But we may not be as clear as to why Walking Meetings are…

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July 1, 2021

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 in the workplace.  What are the definitions? Tired: in need of sleep or rest Exhausted…

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June 23, 2021

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% overall, is the combination of falls, slips, and trips. And the injury to your workers is costing you,…

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June 16, 2021

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 in Manufacturing. Overexertion and Repetitive Motion injuries accounted for 32% of recordable and costly injuries…

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June 9, 2021

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 in the private sector. Concentrating specifically on the Manufacturing Industry which had a higher rate of incidence per 100 full-time…

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June 2, 2021

June is National Safety Month

Safety. It’s Everyone’s Business.   Thanks to the National Safety Council, since 1996, June has become the month to focus on the awareness of safety and health risks in the effort to ultimately decrease the number…

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May 11, 2021

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 as well as numerous other industries.  As pointed out in this Business Insider…

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April 22, 2021

Running Background Checks When Hiring: What to Know Before You Deny Employment

Conviction record? NOT Hired!   Not so fast.    Gone are the days of denying employment for stacking boxes on the end of the production line because of a drunk driving conviction from 6 years ago. Whether or not…

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March 15, 2021

Benefits of Having an Onsite Recruiter Presence

As a company sees rapid growth and increased production, finding just the right talent can become overwhelming – ask any HR or Hiring Manager! Fortunately, The XCEL Group has a solution for companies that require that level of additional care and commitment.

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