Workforce Development

Workforce Development April 1, 1998

Quits due to plant closing: Does he get severance pay?

Although it was no big surprise, the announcement of management's decision to shut down the plant 3-mo hence was a hard dish for employees to swallow.

By Raymond Dreyfack
Workforce Development April 1, 1998

Getting rid of a dud? Take care

Not only is it sometimes difficult to fire an employee who doesn't live up to the mark, it can be costly as well, if the current trend continues.

By Raymond Dreyfack
Workforce Development March 1, 1998

Selecting Quick-Connect Couplings For Compressed Air Service

Most manufacturing plants using compressed air apply quick-connect couplings. Proper selection and sizing of these inexpensive, ubiquitous devices are usually not given the consideration they deserve.

By Ed Kent
Workforce Development March 1, 1998

New greases reduce bearing failures

Six new greases solve several bearing problems. Multi-Purpose extends relubrication periods for all general applications. Hi-Load provides long-lasting lubrication for heavily loaded bearings or those subjected to shock loading and vibration.

By Staff
Workforce Development March 1, 1998

Breaking with tradition: tap into the internet to maximize your CMMS

No topic is hotter in the information technology arena than the internet. Industry experts discuss its impact on the computing world. Trade journals feature articles on internet solutions and products.

By Tom Singer
Workforce Development March 1, 1998

Is overtime work a time-honored precedent?

When a consultant's Productivity and Cost Effectiveness Audit Report for ABC Co. included a suggestion calling for split lunch periods, the crew was up in arms.

By Raymond Dreyfack
Workforce Development March 1, 1998

How To Decide Between Synthetic And Petroleum-Based Lubricants

All too often, purchase cost is the deciding factor when buying lubricants.

By Harold Tucker
Workforce Development March 1, 1998

Labor market strength continues to confound and astound

The nation's unemployment rate remained at 4.7% in January, and job growth far exceeded expectations.

By Staff
Workforce Development March 1, 1998

Follow precedence when demoting an employee

Machine Repairman Grade II Ed Crowley was hired in June by Maintenance Supervisor Jack Andrews.

By Raymond Dreyfack
Workforce Development March 1, 1998

Should extra work require extra pay?

It had long been the practice for department heads to divide the tasks of employees who reported sick or were on vacation among coworkers on duty.

By Raymond Dreyfack