Monthly Archives: August 2013

Sit and stretch your back

August 28, 2013

Whether you have been sitting or standing all day, Chris and Jenny Schild of BodyWithin, Inc. recommend the Seated Figure Four stretch as another weapon in your arsenal to fend off back pain. Using just a chair the stretch focuses on opening up the glute muscles and stretching the lower back. Watch the stretch demonstrated first at www.bodywithinfit.com/seated-figure-four-stretch. Keep the posture tall and do not to bounce while stretching. Breathe through the stretch and enjoy! For more information on gentle stretches or exercise ideas, visit the Bodywithin, Inc. website at www.bodywithinfit.com/training-videos. EctoHR, Inc. is here for your company EctoHR, Inc. ...

New OSHA standards for Safety Data Sheets

August 26, 2013

Have you noticed new labels on the chemicals in your workplace? OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) and published it in the Federal Register in March 2012 (77 FR 17574). The revision includes two significant changes that impact the workplace right now: • The use of new labeling elements, and • A standardized format for Safety Data Sheets (SDSs), formerly known as Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs). To help companies comply with the revised standard, OSHA is phasing in the specific requirements over ...

Back hurt? Stretch those hamstrings!

August 20, 2013

As personal trainers, Chris and Jenny Schild of BodyWithin, Inc. see many people with very tight hamstrings. Although hamstrings shorten for a variety of reasons, often tightness in this muscle causes lower back pain. The Active Leg Raise is a gentle stretch used to loosen up tight hamstring and alleviate back pain. Watch a short video demonstration. More exercise and fitness ideas are available on their website at www.bodywithinfit.com or find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bodywithin.

Study suggests 24/7 email is becoming the new normal

August 8, 2013

Just what did we do before email? In mid-May 2013, Opinion Matters and GFI Software released the results of a 500-person survey that revealed email use is creeping into more and more of an employee’s personal time. Sound familiar? • More than three-quarters of respondents (81 percent) check their work e-mail on weekends. About 55 percent check e-mail after 11 p.m., and 59 percent check it while they’re on vacation. It gets better (or worse) • About 64 percent of respondents check their work e-mail at least once a day outside of regular work hours. • One in 10 respondents ...

EctoHR’s Colleen Richards receives recruiting certification

August 8, 2013

Colleen Richards, a Human Resource Generalist at EctoHR, Inc., is now a Recruiter Academy Certified Recruiter! As an officially recognized Recruiter Academy Certified Recruiter through the LEAN Human Capital, LLC group, Colleen will put to task this invaluable education to create and maintain a proactive and efficient hiring strategy for clients. Colleen’s training included techniques to: • Dramatically reduce time-to-fill and vacancy rates. • Improve quality and customer satisfaction. • Reduce cost and waste associated with an inefficient recruitment function. LEAN’s Recruiter Academy Education & Development Solution provides students with "Best-in-Class" recruitment training methodologies, tools and techniques required to deliver ...