Idaho Business Podcast: Mark K. Holland – Professional Opportunity, Happiness & Balance

Idaho Business Podcast: Mark K. Holland - Professional Opportunity, Happiness & Balance 1

Mark K. Holland, CEO and Chairman of Ascend Staffing, was on the Idaho Business Podcast to talk about professional opportunity, happiness and balance. Listen to this episode below: This incredibly powerful CEO discusses fantastic professional opportunities for people entering or reentering the workforce. What also makes Mark so powerful is his happiness and professional and… Read More »

National Safety Month: Workplace Fatalities and Injuries

National Safety Month: Workplace Fatalities and Injuries 2

The most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a total of 5,333 fatal work injuries in 2019, which represents the highest number of workplace fatalities since 2007. Meanwhile, private industry employers reported 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses. For National Safety Month, let’s take a deeper look at these important workplace findings. Workplace… Read More »

Top Reason for Workplace Injuries in 2020

Top Reason for Workplace Injuries in 2020 3

            Employee Safety should be every employers #1 priority. Here is a breakdown of how last year went in terms of workplace injuries in our nation. Slip and Fall- 19% Cut- 17% Hit Against- 17% Other Strain- 13% Misc.- 12% Strain by Lifting-8% Caught in Object- 5% Burn- 3% Motor Vehicle- 2% Helpful Safety Information… Read More »

Speaking on Business Podcast: Ascend Staffing, with Ascend’s CEO, Mark K. Holland

Speaking on Business Podcast: Ascend Staffing, with Ascend's CEO, Mark K. Holland 4

Mark K. Holland, CEO and Chairman of Ascend Staffing, was on the Speaking on Business podcast to share how Ascend Staffing helped the community during tough economic times caused by COVID-19. Listen below or read the transcript of the podcast below. Throughout coronavirus, valiant companies have worked to keep essentials available to all of us.… Read More »

Becoming Your Best Podcast: Lessons Learned from Mark Holland CEO and Chairman of Ascend Staffin‪g‬

Becoming Your Best Podcast: Lessons Learned from Mark Holland CEO and Chairman of Ascend Staffin‪g‬ 5

Mark K. Holland, CEO and Chairman of Ascend Staffing, was on the latest episode of the Becoming Your Best podcast with Steve Shallenberger. Being true to character is one of the most rewarding principles of highly successful leaders. While honesty and integrity might lead to sometimes recognizing a mistake and eventually losing a client, at… Read More »

Stay Healthy with National Handwashing Awareness Week

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Did you know the first week in December is National Handwashing Awareness Week? And, with COVID cases spiking around the country, keeping our hands clean is one of the best lines of defense. So, get your workplace involved and have everyone brush up on their handwashing knowledge.   Why Handwashing Works When you wash your… Read More »

10 Ways to Stay Productive While Working from Home

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic now requires many employees to work from home. Yet, the temptation to check your social media feeds, watch TV, and engage in other non-work activities while working from home can be overwhelming. If you are not careful, you could waste work time and resources on various non-work activities, which can hamper your productivity.   Your business expects the best out of you, and… Read More »

How to Staff Up for the Summer Season

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Now is a great time to consider your company’s summer staffing needs. That way, you can kick off a search for talented candidates to fill summer roles across your business — and put your company in a position for a successful summer.   To staff up for summer, here’s what you need to do:  1. Find Local Candidates  Local candidates won’t have to commute… Read More »

Maneuvering Your Job Search Through COVID-19

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Right now times are very uncertain, very stressful and even a bit frightening. The COVID-19 outbreak has not only caused a health crisis but an economic crisis, as well. In a matter of days, millions of people found themselves suddenly out of work. Millions more are weeks or even days away from losing their jobs, and millions more still are… Read More »

Benefits of Maintaining Strong Communication With Your Candidates Through A Crisis

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Communicating with your candidates is always important, but maintaining strong communication with them during a crisis can set you apart from your competitors. Thanks to COVID-19, our economy came to a grinding halt in March, and businesses are facing unique challenges. On one hand, millions of businesses were deemed “non-essential” and were forced to close their doors, putting them in… Read More »