TPI Staffing, Inc. Wins 2017 Platinum Safety Partner Award

December 13th, 2017

TPI Staffing, Inc. is the proud recipient of 2017 Platinum Safety Partner Award by Texas Mutual Insurance

TPI Staffing, Inc. was recently named 2017’s Platinum Safety Partner awarded by Texas Mutual Insurance. Cheryl Campbell, President of TPI Staffing, Inc. and Vickie Botkin, VP, accepted the award on Wednesday at TPI Staffing’s corporate office presented by Cynthia Villarreal of Texas Mutual.

The Platinum Safety Partner Award is presented to companies that demonstrate commitment to workplace safety by implementing an exemplary safety program and controlling their workers’ compensation losses. TPI Staffing, Inc. is one of only 200 businesses receiving this award out of 68,000 Texas Mutual policyholders across Texas, placing TPI Staffing in the top 97%.

“Receiving this safety award from Texas Mutual is an honor,” said Campbell.  “Safety is achieved by all of our employees and clients working together.”

Thanksgiving in the Workplace

November 8th, 2017

Celebrating Thanksgiving in the Workplace- What Your Company Should Provide

Celebrating Thanksgiving at your office a few days before the holiday can be a fun tradition to bring your employees together.

Having a Thanksgiving themed potluck lunch is about adopting an attitude of gratitude – it’s not supposed to be a burden. What is your company contributing to Thanksgiving this year? What are you expecting your employees to bring?

What Should My Company Provide?

At a minimum, the company hosting the event should provide main dish, such as the honorary Thanksgiving staple… the turkey. You may want to provide ham or another option for vegetarian employees. Aside from the main dish, it’s also a good idea to provide the decorations, beverages, and arrange Thanksgiving-themed games or activities like Thanksgiving Trivia or Bingo.

What Should Employees Contribute?

Encourage employee participation, but remind that taking part is voluntary. Employees should contribute side dishes and/or desserts- both which are relatively inexpensive and allows your employees to express their creativity or showcase their favorite meal.

Keeping Employees Engaged and Productive During the Holidays

Start giving out awards. During the weeks between Thanksgiving and right after the New Year, begin a tradition of handing out weekly employee recognition awards. This will encourage employees to continue to work hard and will motivate them when motivation is hard to come by during Q4. 80% of employees say that being recognized motivates them in their job. So remember to thank your employees for a job well done — and not just this holiday season but every day, year-round.

Put the “Thanks” in Thanksgiving

Have a  to show your employees appreciation,and give them the chance to do the same for their coworkers.

Boost Employee Morale

A holiday celebration builds positive morale which results in increased employee motivation. We surveyed our employees asking what they really wanted from their employers at Thanksgiving. More than half said they’d enjoy not being required to work the day before and after the holiday. Other benefits included cash bonuses or a pre-holiday meal at work.

 

Halloween Office Activities in the Workplace for Employees

October 18th, 2017

Halloween Office Activities that Keep Employees Motivated

Looking for ways to boost employee morale and overall motivation? Sure, Halloween isn’t a national holiday, but it doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun- right? If you’re in charge of planning or coordinating company functions, Halloween is the perfect opportunity to boost employee morale while fostering a fun, creative work environment for your employees! We’ve compiled a list of our favorite Halloween treats and activities in the workplace:

1. Create Trick-or-Treat goodie bags

Who says Halloween candy is just for kids? Treat your employees to an assortment of candy and put on their desk before they come into the office. Wrap individual goodie bags filled with chocolate, sweet and sour candy, or even Keurig K-Packs as a fun way to celebrate the day.

2. Let your employees dress up

Just for one day, allow your employees to ditch their regular work clothes and come to work in a costume of their choice. Emphasize that costumes must follow workplace appropriate dress code and guidelines. Letting your employees show off their favorite superhero or movie character shows that you care about their interests! This small gesture will be sure to get you an A+ manager rating and improve employee morale and overall motivation. Download costume contest invite here.

3. Play a few Halloween-themed games

Consider a few of these:

  • Guess how many candy corn pieces are in a jar
  • Office/cubicle decorating contest
  • Pumpkin carving contest: best company logo, spookiest pumpkin, etc.

4. Play the “BOOed” game

You may have experienced the “You’ve Been BOOed” game popping up at your front doorstep and around your neighborhood, but did you know you can play this in the workplace too? The Halloween “BOOed” game is a friendly tradition and creative way to foster teamwork while getting into the Halloween spirit. You can play this game the entire week of Halloween for prolonged fun! Download the “BOOed” game signs and instructions here.

How to Play:

  1. To start a Halloween BOO, one employee secretly leaves a small treat (piece of candy), BOO instructions and a BOO sign on a coworkers desk.
  2. The lucky BOO-ee is asked to post the sign near the door, alerting others that “I’ve Been BOO-ed!” That way, new BOO recruits won’t leave a duplicate BOO on the doorstep
  3. In turn, the employee is asked to BOO two other coworkers, leading to a chain reaction–and Halloween fun.

Happy Halloween!

HRSouthwest Conference 2017

October 9th, 2017

Thank you for stopping by TPI Staffing’s booth at the HRSouthwest Conference in Fort Worth this past weekend. We appreciate those of you who entered into our giveaway, the winner of the Kendra Scott prize will be announced next week.

Didn’t have time to stop by our booth, but attended the conference? Get a FREE RATE QUOTE, and mention the HRSouthwest Conference to RECEIVE SPECIAL PRICING!.

TPI Staffing provides full service employment solutions to make managing your workforce easier since 1988. We offer unique recruiting and screening strategies to meet any budget for office support, professional and industrial/manufacturing staffing. Services include temporary, temp-to-hire, direct hire, payrolling and on-site placement. Partner with TPI for exclusive access to skilled talent and receive ongoing support to reach your company goals. We operate in Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio and Harlingen.

TPI Staffing’s Lindsey Campbell and Steven Mills at the HRSouthwest Conference in Fort Worth.

Thank you for making the conference a success! We hope to see you again next year!

Disaster Unemployment Assistance

August 30th, 2017

Overview

Apply for Benefits Tutorial

TWC Website

Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) provides unemployment benefits for individuals who lost their jobs or self-employment or who are no longer working as a direct result of a major disaster for which a disaster assistance period is declared, and who applied but are not eligible for regular unemployment benefits. See the Eligibility section for details.

Worker Protections During or After Natural Disasters

Employers may not discharge or discriminate against employees who evacuate under emergency evacuation orders. Employers who violate this provision are liable for any loss of wages or employer-provided benefits and must reinstate the employee to the same or equivalent position.

Emergency personnel and those who provide for the safety and well-being of the public are not covered by this law but their employer must provide them with adequate emergency shelter.

For more information, refer to Emergency Evacuation Discrimination.

DUA is Taxable Income

DUA payments must be reported as income to the Internal

Eligibility

If you are eligible for regular benefits, we must pay those benefits before taking a DUA application.

You may be eligible for DUA if one of the following occurred as a direct result of the disaster:

You lost your job, which was more than 50% of your total income.
You live in, work in, or travel through the disaster area.
Your place of employment was damaged or closed.
You were scheduled to start work but the job no longer exists or you can no longer reach the new job.
You suffered injury or incapacitation.
You became the breadwinner or major support of the household due to the death of the head of household.
DUA is available only during the Disaster Assistance Period, which begins with the first Sunday following the date that the major disaster is declared. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and DUA regulations determine when the Disaster Assistance Period begins and ends.

Temporary and seasonal workers are only eligible for DUA for the weeks that they would have been employed if the disaster had not occurred. For example, if a seasonal worker was scheduled to work for four weeks after the disaster and then under normal circumstances would be terminated, that worker would be eligible only for four weeks of DUA.

Hurricane Harvey:

August 25th, 2017

Tropical Storm Harvey is expected to bring widespread heavy rain and flooding to southeast Texas starting Friday and continuing through the weekend. Major flooding is possible.

 

To prepare for inclement weather and flooding, TPI Staffing has prepared the following:

 

Inclement Weather Policy:

TPI Staffing recognizes the fact that inclement weather and other emergencies can affect our client’s ability to open for business and our employee’s ability to get to work. The safety of our employees is paramount in any emergency.

 

Employees are asked to use common sense and make their best assessment of the safety and practicality of the situation.   Please use your best judgment in assessing the risk of coming to work and returning home, based on individual circumstances.   Those who believe the road conditions from home are dangerous are urged and even expected to stay home to prevent injury. Please contact your TPI Staffing Representative at 281-890-2220 or Supervisor if you are unable to make it to work.

 

Out of Office Communication:

Continue to check your email and our website for updates. We will send out mass updates to inform you of office closures due to inclement weather. If unsure, contact your Supervisor or a TPI Staffing Representative.

 

Questions:

If you have any questions about TPI Staffing’s emergency policies, or unsure if you should report to work, contact 281-890-2220 or our after-hours line 832-244-7473.

Staffing as a Career

August 7th, 2017

 

 

Please contact our office if you are seeking any of the below career opportunities:

  • Recruiters- All Levels
  • Outside Sales
  • Inside Sales
  • Human Resources

Apply online at www.tpistaffing.com

Corporate: 281-890-2220

 

Employee of the Quarter Winner!

July 17th, 2017

Yay! A BIG congratulations to one of our employee of the quarter winners out of our North/Conroe branch! A job well done and the TPI Staffing Team thanks you!

Safe + Sound Week

July 5th, 2017

TPI Staffing joined in Safe + Sound Week with employers of all sizes and industries across the United States! We joined OSHA and nearly 100 partner organizations to raise awareness of the value of workplace safety and health programs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employee Safety Month

June 28th, 2017

TPI Staffing values employee safety and recognizes Employee Safety Month 2017!