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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February 18, 2021

XCEL 2020 W2s Are Now Online!

According to the IRS, 2020 tax returns started being accepted and processed as of February 12, 2021. This leaves people with two weeks less to file their taxes, compared to past years! Luckily, XCEL associates have the opportunity to view and download…

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November 17, 2020

Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace

As COVID-19 cases rise across the nation, employers are finding ways to mitigate the spread of the disease within their workplaces. Of course, this is no easy feat, and measures taken will vary from business to business, but here are some basic guidelines that can…

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