Consider the Benefits of Outsourced Hiring

Reducing expenses and enhancing success in a corporate environment sometimes requires bold moves, such as outsourcing your hiring. Utilizing professional hiring services can provide important benefits to companies such as helping cut costs, as well as providing flexibility when hiring. In today’s job market one must use all possible advantages to compete and continue on a path of success. By embracing innovation and cultivating a willingness to make a shift in thought, companies can increase their success in hiring employees, help increase the longevity of employees careers and be able to adapt to any current trend- either expansion or retraction.

 

We all know business is cyclical. There are good periods and bad, and in each, providing numerous reasons where outsourced staffing is worth consideration. Having an already established, solid relationship with a reliable, professional and knowledgeable staffing firm will allow companies to scale rapidly in accordance with the needs of their business.

 

During an energy and resources sector down trend in early 2016, Deloitte.com was found to have advised the following- By embracing innovation and being willing to make bold moves those who survive this current cycle will arrive leaner and stronger in the long run. (Deloitte.com, Tracking the trends 2016, Pg. 9). The innovation they’re referring to is outsourced hiring.

 

Staffing firms are specialists in hiring. They maintain relationships with professionals of all levels and abilities for permanent and temporary placement. When a permanent employee is needed, your staffing firm experts can focus on the sourcing and screening to provide a reliable, successful hire. Their years of industry experience paired with their extensive capabilities in hiring will help you to garner the best candidate possible.

 

Temporary or temp to hire employees can be advantageous for projects. They allow for scalability and trial periods, which can insulate the employer against some of the downsides of hiring directly to their payroll. Allowing a staffing firm to become an important partner in your hiring process is key to saving capital as well as hiring a good employee who fits your company culture. Once your company’s cultural and technical needs are known, you can spend your time improving your business while your staffing partner focuses on finding a good fit for your organization. Between consistent professional hiring practices, reduced overall costs and a higher volume of quality candidates, outsourced hiring should be your next strategic move.

 

With corporate offices in Reno, NV Geotemps and Geopros are the industry leader in screening, recruiting and employing on all levels of personnel.  Consider the family of services for worldwide direct placement and temporary placement of senior and executive management to professional, skilled and semi-skilled technical personnel.

Ergonomics: Increase Your Bottom Line Through Workplace Analysis

Ergonomics, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is the scientific study of people at work. The study of ergonomics works to prevent injuries, and reduce stress and disorders linked to over use of muscles, repetitive tasks and poor posture. Continued work towards better tools, equipment and design of tasks, can help to increase efficiency. Ergonomics is a key factor in increased productivity as well as employee health and safety.

 

Early in the 1900’s production was still largely dependent on human power and motion. Ergonomic development became a means to improve worker output. Improving the job process, known as Scientific Management, became very popular around this time. Frederick W. Taylor, of Bethlehem Steel was a pioneer of the effort and matched the proper style of shovel to the type of material for which it was best suited (coal, ash or ore). This action reduced fatigue and dramatically increased worker production. Frank and Lillian Gilbreth made jobs more efficient and less fatiguing through time motion analysis and by standardizing tools, materials and the job processes. By applying this approach, the number of motions in bricklaying was reduced from 18 to 4.5 allowing bricklayers to increase their pace of laying bricks from 120 to 350 bricks per hour.

 

After World War II ergonomic focus shifted and began placing a greater emphasis on worker safety. Research began to see focus in the muscle force required to perform tasks, lifting and the compressive force characteristics to the discs of the lower back, as well as cardiovascular response to heavy labor. Fields of study that involved the physical aspects of the workplace and human capabilities such as force required to lift, vibration and reaches became known as industrial ergonomics or ergonomics.

 

Advances in these fields have become a necessary component of workplace growth and profitability. Firms specializing in ergonomics and workplace behaviors can be hired for analysis and direction for workplace improvements. The increase in quality of work, improved engagement and morale of employees and the reduction of lost workdays due to injury are invaluable in every industry.

 

With corporate offices in Reno, NV Geotemps and Geopros are the industry leader in screening, recruiting and employing on all levels of personnel.  Consider the family of services for worldwide direct placement and temporary placement of senior and executive management to professional, skilled and semi-skilled technical personnel.

The Heat of Summer

Many of us look forward to the warm summer and the outdoor adventures that come with those days. While sunshine can make a day enjoyable it can also be a grave danger to workers who spend their day outside or in a high temperature environment. Knowing about the dangers of overexposure can help to keep you safe in a potentially dangerous environment.

 

Statistics show employees are most susceptible to heat borne illness when they are new to a position or returning from time off (Occupational Safety and Health Administration or OSHA). Those most at risk for heat stroke or heat exhaustion need to ease back their duties with care and awareness of the dangers. OSHA recommends a three-step process to stay safe; Water, Rest and Shade. As a new or returning worker, it is recommended by OSHA for one to take more frequent breaks while getting water and taking a rest in the shade. It’s imperative you give yourself time to build up a tolerance. Keep in mind heat related illness can affect not only those that are new or returning to work, but any worker not taking proper precautions working in a high temperature environment.

 

To prevent heat related illness and fatalities do the following:

  • Drink water every 15 minutes even when you’re not thirsty
  • Rest in the shade to cool down
  • Wear a hat and light colored clothing
  • Learn the signs of heat illness and what to do in an emergency
  • Keep an eye on co-workers
  • “Easy does it” on your first days of work in high temperatures or a high temp environment. You need to get used to it.

 

Know the signs of heat related illness. For heat exhaustion a person will exhibit dizziness, headache, sweaty skin, weakness, cramps, nausea, vomiting and a rapid heart beat. Those experiencing heat stroke will exhibit red, hot, dry skin, confusion, a high temperature, fainting and convulsions. If a worker becomes ill, notify a supervisor- If a supervisor is not available call 911. Have someone stay with the worker until help arrives.

 

The new OSHA Heat Safety Tool (a smartphone app for both Android and Apple users) can give a heat index rating based on your work conditions of temperature and humidity. Along with the rating, the information will display the risk level to outdoor workers. Download and use this tool to assess the working environment and be prepared where heat is concerned.

 

With corporate offices in Reno, NV Geotemps and Geopros are the industry leader in screening, recruiting and employing on all levels of personnel.  Consider the family of services for worldwide direct placement and temporary placement of senior and executive management to professional, skilled and semi-skilled technical personnel.

Safety First: Personal Protection Equipment

In 2014 the Bureau of Labor Statistics recorded 2,953,500 nonfatal injuries and illnesses and an additional 4,821 fatal injuries. Workplace injuries can result in lost time; they can potentially affect your future health and can even result in death.

 

While it can be said most workers consider safety a priority in their workday, it is important it is the first thing they think of on a daily basis. This includes the consistent use of PPE. Personal Protection Equipment or PPE refers to protective garments, clothing, eyewear or equipment worn to protect the wearer’s body from injury or infection. As per OSHA 1910.132(a)- Protective equipment, including personal protective equipment for eyes, face, head, and extremities, protective clothing, respiratory devices, and protective shields and barriers, shall be provided, used, and maintained in a sanitary and reliable condition wherever it is necessary by reason of hazards of processes or environment, chemical hazards, radiological hazards, or mechanical irritants encountered in a manner capable of causing injury or impairment in the function of any part of the body through absorption, inhalation or physical contact. OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) offers in-depth information and general requirements for workplace safety with part number 1910 of the Occupational Safety and Health Standards. When working in a dangerous environment one should know exactly what protection is needed and be certain it’s appropriate for the conditions.

 

An employer is required to assess the workplace ahead of time and determine if hazards exist on the job however, it is every individual’s responsibility to be safety minded for their own good as well as others. Equipment must be determined to be of proper fit prior to use and found to be in good working condition (OSHA 1910.132 (d)(1)(III). It is required by OSHA that defective or damaged equipment not be used and disposed of properly (OSHA 1910.132(e). Prior to use one must determine whether the equipment is in safe operating condition. Equipment failure through improper fit or faulty design can be just as dangerous as not wearing personal protective at all.

 

Consider dangers encountered in your workplace environment and discuss them with your employer. Know the risks before beginning a job and be certain you’re aware and prepared with the proper equipment. Consider your personal safety priority number one and you’ll avoid becoming a statistic.

 

With corporate offices in Reno, NV Geotemps and Geopros are the industry leader in screening, recruiting and employing on all levels of personnel.  Consider the family of services for worldwide direct placement and temporary placement of senior and executive management to professional, skilled and semi-skilled technical personnel.

Stan Dempsey to head Colorado Mining Association

The former head of the Colorado Petroleum Association, Stan Dempsey Jr., has decided to leave and take over as president of the Colorado Mining Association. As a registered lobbyist and experienced advocate of industry Stan will be invaluable to CMA as they work with state and federal legislatures to serve mining’s special problems and needs. Geopros, Inc., an established leader in the recruitment and placement of professionals, became an obvious choice to replace the Colorado Mining Association president upon the announcement of Stuart Sanderson’s retirement. Stuart Sanderson who is leaving after 22 years of service guiding the CMA will remain as a consultant to Stan to assist with the transition. Geopros focused on blending the need for a cultural fit in the organization and industry along with the technical needs, expertise and experience needed by someone who will lead such a dynamic organization.

 

After a nationwide search, Stan Dempsey Jr. was selected as the choice to continue to foster, promote and develop the general welfare of the mineral resource industry through the on-going endeavors of the Colorado Mining Association.

 

The Colorado Mining Association, a trade association started in 1876, has a membership of 1,050 and is composed of companies large and small engaged in all facets of mining from equipment and supplies, to production, refining and exploration whether it be for metals, industrial minerals, coal or oil shale. The Association works in concert with other state and national mining associations to further and support the interests of the mineral resource industry, to assist educational institutions in the support and encouraging interest of the mineral resource industry and encourages and promotes health and safety among persons actively engaged in the mineral resource industry.

 

With corporate offices in Reno, NV Geotemps and Geopros are the industry leader in screening, recruiting and employing on all levels of personnel.  Consider the family of services for worldwide direct placement and temporary placement of senior and executive management to professional, skilled and semi-skilled technical personnel.

Elko Mining Expo

One of the oldest and most respected expos in the United States, the Elko Mining Expo, is gearing up for another great year. Hosted by the Elko Convention and Visitors Authority, June 6 – 10, 2016 in Elko, NV Geotemps has been an integral part of this event since its inaugural year. As Gold sponsors Geotemps joins with other proud supporters of the expo in Redpath Mining, Newmont, Cashman Equipment, Ahern Rentals and Aggreko Rentals to name a few.

 

Look for Geotemps staff on the convention floor talking to job seekers looking to kick start or advance their careers, getting face time with clients in need of talent and discussing changes and growth opportunities that clients are experiencing.

 

Recruiting, screening and employing all levels of qualified industry talent from mine site operators to geologists and high level management positions Geotemps and Geopros will provide you with the right candidate for your needs. Come connect with Geotemps and Geopros and meet with our experienced and qualified personnel.

 

With corporate offices in Reno, NV Geotemps and Geopros are the industry leader in screening, recruiting and employing on all levels of personnel.  Consider the family of services for worldwide direct placement and temporary placement of senior and executive management to professional, skilled and semi-skilled technical personnel.

Gordon C. Frisby Excellence in Safety Innovation Award

Mackay advisory member Lance Taylor establishes mining safety award–Mackay School of Earth Science and Engineering Executive Advisory Board member Lance I. Taylor, president and CEO of Geotemps, Inc., and founder and president of Geopros, Inc. and Geotemps International, Inc., has established the Gordon C. Frisby Excellence in Safety Innovation Award for undergraduate or graduate Mackay students dedicated to the awareness and preservation of mining and geo-technical related health and safety. The award is named for Kennecott Copper Corporation Safety Engineer Gordon C. Frisby, a 30-year industry veteran whose Ruth, Nevada mine safety department was awarded the National Mining Association’s Sentinel of Safety Open Pit Mine Award in 1972.

Geotemps, Inc. sponsors the NVMA Safety Award 2013

Dedication to industry and a firm belief of sending mining employees home safe and healthy to family and loved ones after every shift is the reason for Geotemps, Inc.’s unwavering support and sponsorship of the 2013 Nevada Mining Association Safety Awards. The NvMA annual convention, held September 5-7, in Lake Tahoe, culminated with the honoring the mining industry’s top performing safety advocates with 19 mine operator and 38 individual employee awards. Since 2006, Geotemps, Inc. has continued to support the NvMA as it provides best practices and key strategies for cultivating safety on state wide mine sites. Many of this year’s award nominees, such as Barrick Gold North America and Newmont Mining Corporation, look to Geotemps, Inc. to provide professional staffing solutions and appreciate their support of the valuable industry safety awards. Awards are given in many categories of mining safety as well as mining safety personnel for top Safety Manager, Safety Professional, Mine Manager/Supervisor, Trainer, Safety Supervisor along with Mine Operators and even Underground Operations.For a complete listing of the Geotemps, Inc. sponsored safety award winners of 2013, please visit the NvMA blog.

Geotemps opens an office in majestic Salt Lake City, Utah!

Entrenched in Utah mining as an industry leader and firm support of the Utah Mining Association developed the need for a permanent presence in Salt Lake City, UT. The Utah Mining Association, founded in 1915 and one of the oldest and most prestigious business associations in Utah, will find Geotemps newest office supporting its political, social, environmental and regulatory challenges through their new office and Staffing Manager, Sara Wheaton. Sara’s new office will also benefit those in the oil, gas, petroleum and energy sectors with professional staffing services.

Sara Wheaton is the Staffing Manager for our newly opened Salt Lake City branch in Utah. She is a strong addition to the Geotemps team, with her dedication to the people she works with. Her work ethic developed early on when at age 14 she began working summers at a local snow cone hut and working as an event parking attendant during the winter. While earning her bachelor’s degree at the University of Utah, she focused on building her professional resume by working for a law firm full-time in the day and serving tables in the evenings to pay for her college expenses. In combination with her 12 years of customer service experience, Sara has an extensive background in management, marketing, interviewing, hiring and training staff members. Given her variety of skills, she is far from shy when identifying company and customer needs in order to establish and maintain great relationships. New to the industry, Sara adapted quickly to the Geotemps credo of service to the industry when she attended the U.M.A. convention in August where Geotemps was a valued Safety Award sponsor. Look to see Sara in attendance at the B.Y.U. S.T.E.M. career Fair September 26.

To reach out to Sara you may email her here, or call her at 801-441-0961.

Elko Mining Show 2013

Elko Mining Show 2013

On June 6 & 7, 2013 The Geotemps staff were exhibitors at the 28 Mining Expo. A proud supporter of one of the oldest and most respected mining expos held in the United States, Geotemps has been a part of the expo hosted by the Elko Convention & Visitors Authority since its inception. The event draws close to 8,000 attendees, both national and international, for its exhibits. The Geotemps crew was on hand to show the industry the advantages of utilizing the professional Human Resource capabilities of the Geotemps family of companies. Recruiting, screening and employing all levels of experienced and qualified personnel from core logging to upper management and everything in between is what sets Geotemps, Inc. apart from their competitors.