Seasonal Flu Prevention Tips

15 Sep '17

Seasonal Flu Prevention Tips There’s no doubt about it, Cold and Flu Season is a sure thing, and it’s coming whether you’re ready or not. Nothing will take away all the risk of getting a cold or flu, but there are many things you can do to greatly reduce your chances of getting sick.   […]

WHMIS 2015 – An Overview

07 Sep '17

WHMIS Overview WHMIS first came into effect on October 31, 1988. It was created to address the rights of Canadian workers, to know about health and safety hazards associated with chemicals that they use or may come in contact with in the workplace. In February 2015, Canada aligned WHMIS with the Globally Harmonized System of […]

Personal Protective Equipment

31 Aug '17

WHEREVER YOU ARE, WHATEVER YOUR JOB…. USE THE RIGHT PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT! If you’re unable to eliminate or minimize a safety hazard in your workplace through engineering controls or the use of safe work practices, you’ll need to ensure that workers have and use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect themselves from that hazard. […]

Preventing Slips, Trips & Falls

16 Aug '17

Workplace Safety Tips Preventing injuries in the workplace isn’t always complicated. A lot of injuries that occur are easily preventable with simple measures and increased situational awareness. From our 39 years of labour staffing experience, here are some basic tips on how to avoid some of the more common everyday workplace injuries. Take ownership and […]

The Perfect Summer Job?

16 Jun '17

Summer work placements that provide students with experience for their resumes and an opportunity to practically apply what they have learned are highly sought after at this time of year.  To gain relevant office, technical or corporate experience, many young professionals pursue co-op programs and internships; however, beyond these traditional ways of gaining experience, there […]

The Issues Faced when Finding Temporary Work

28 Apr '17

  What are the biggest issues faced when finding temporary work? First off, when we talk about issues, it boils down to a few key elements. The first of which is: What is preventing our candidates from becoming more successful in finding positions? Ultimately, when our candidates succeed, we follow suit. Here at Diversified Staffing, […]

2016 Edmonton Tenure Awards

20 Sep '16

At our most recent tenure awards in our Edmonton branch, DSS had 14 staff members receive awards based on their tenure of 5 years or more. Between all the staff members, the total years of experience is 150 years. Thank you to everyone for their continued hard work and dedication and we are very proud […]

SURFING THE ALBERTA ECONOMY

16 Sep '16

Summer is over, but we Albertans are still surfing the waves as the oil and gas industry yanks us up and down in our powerful ocean playground.  This has been the Alberta way for decades, yet we still feel the exhilaration when at the top of a big wave.  You know, that wonderful feeling of […]

The Value of Volunteering

26 Aug '16

With the downturn in the labour market reaching the 2 year mark, we speak with many job seekers that have been struggling. With each day of unemployment, a person’s frustration and fear can increase, while their confidence and self-worth can start to diminish. If local economists are accurate, we may not see an increase in […]

The importance of changing your password

21 Jul '16

Most of us have heard by now how you should have different passwords for each of the services you use (i.e Facebook, Gmail, LinkedIn), and how a good password will include a mix of numbers, letters and special characters. It’s your first line of defense against online attackers, and will protect you from the majority […]