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Why the Millennials Are Important

Friday, October 24th, 2014

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By the end of 2014, 36 percent of the U.S. workforce will be comprised of the millennial generation, and by 2020 nearly half (46 percent) of all U.S. workers will be millennials (Lynch 2008). By comparison, the generation before them, Generation X (Gen Xers), represents only 16 percent of today’s workforce. The sheer volume of millennials, combined with the relative lack of Gen Xers and the increasing retirement of baby boomers means that employers will be facing leadership gaps (Brack 2012). These gaps will most likely be filled by those of the millennial generation.

The transition from the baby boomers to the millennials forces organizations to understand the workplace preferences of the millennial generation if they want to recruit and retain top millennial talent (Doyle 2014, 8). Organizations that begin planning now for the best way to transition and promote the millennials into leadership positions will have a better chance of retaining their top millennial talent.

Do you want to read the entire whitepaper on Millennials in the Workforce: Creating a Mutually Beneficial Relationship? Download it now: http://go.kpaonline.com/millennialspdf

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KPA Tami Boyer is a Sr. HR Client Advocate for KPA’s HR Management product line. Tami is a veteran of the United States Army and has previously worked as an HR Manager for Department of Defense contractors. Tami is PHR certified and has a Master’s Degree in Human Capital Management from the University of Denver.

Heat Related Deaths Due to Lack of Acclimatization Programs

Monday, August 25th, 2014

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A report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that the primary risk factor for heat related illness and deaths is due to the lack of acclimatization programs. Acclimatization is an important part of heat safety, allowing workers to gradually build up their workloads and exposure to heat through the use of frequent breaks for water and rest in shade or air conditioning.
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Is Your Dealership Exempt from Keeping an OSHA 300 Log?

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

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Many businesses, including dealerships, are currently exempt from keeping an OSHA 300 Log, depending on which SIC code their accounting department uses. All business activities that generate revenue are assigned a SIC code, based on the activity that generates the most revenue. Applicable dealership Exempt OSHA 300 Log SIC codes include New and Used Car Dealers (SIC Code 5511), Used Car Dealers (SIC Code 5521), and Motorcycle Dealers (SIC Code 5571)
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June 2014 Tip of the Month: Managing Across Generations

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Are you managing across multiple generations? It’s important for you to have good relationships with your employees of all ages and important for employees to have positive relationships with each other. One way to foster good relationships is to schedule work events for employees to bond . This activity should be relaxing and outside of their normal tasks and something all ages can enjoy. If your employees engage well with each other they are more likely to work through their workplace differences in a more productive manner.

Need to learn more about managing across multiple generations? Contact hrm@kpaonline.com.

How does Safety Culture and Senior Management Work Together?

Monday, April 21st, 2014

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When creating a safety culture, our efforts are often focused on the people on the shop floor, those individuals that interact daily with obvious hazards such as electric shock and oil slicks. What many people don’t realize is that one of the most effective ways to implement a strong safety culture is to start with senior management.
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Social Media Quiz

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Social Media Quiz

Social media is one of the strongest marketing strategies for dealerships. Are you using social media to its full extent? Use the DigiGo Social Media Quiz to see what you are already doing and what you need to change to keep your online presence on track.

There are plenty of tips and tricks out there for social media, but this quiz has been applied and proven to be successful specifically for car dealers.

  1. Do you have a strong social media presence, using more than two social media sites?

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No

  1. Are you regularly and consistently posting to all of your social media pages to keep them active?

Yes
No

  1. Do you measure your posting success by tracking your engagement ratio and page analytics?

Yes
No

  1. Are you talking to your followers and fans through posts, comments, and responses?

Yes
No

  1. Are you using social media accessories such as hashtags and videos?

Yes
No

  1. Do you leverage your brand on social media by sharing and using your own content?

Yes
No

  1. When you post on your social media accounts, do you use focused, local content?

Yes
No

  1. Do you advertise on your social media channels with their paid boosting and promoting options?

Yes
No

If you scored less than 10 out of 10 on this social media quiz, your social strategy needs help. Contact info@digigo.com to accelerate your social media today.

Protecting Your Eyes from Digital Eyestrain

Monday, April 14th, 2014

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Due to the high use of electronic devices, both in and out of the office, a new study has found that 70% of US adults suffer from digital eyestrain. Digital eyestrain is due to the prolonged use of electronic devices; in an effort to prevent workplace eyestrain, the following is suggested:
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DigiGo April Tip of the Month: Make the most out of your Twitter posts.

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Twitter posts have a particularly short lifespan of only 18 minutes. Consider this: approximately 9,100 tweets are posted per second on twitter. To combat this short life span, many individuals simply post tweets very close together, scheduling out their tweets less than an hour apart. This is a mistake! Give your tweets time to mature. The longer you wait in between tweets, the longer each tweet has at the top of your page.

Performance Management Best Practices

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

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To create an efficient and effective work place, performance management should be an ongoing, year-round effort, with daily interactions. (more…)

OSHA Cites Alabama RV Center for Serious Safety Violations

Monday, January 27th, 2014

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OSHA recently cited an Alabama RV center for nine serious safety violations, resulting in potential penalties of $41,000. OSHA’s investigation was prompted by a complaint. A serious violation occurs when substantial injury or death could occur from the hazard which the employer knew or should have known.
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