Educators seek customer service credentials—Rise Up fits the bill

  WR and the National Retail Federation (NRF) Foundation participated at the Washington Association of Technical Education (ACTE) Summer Conference held in Spokane this week. With retail as the second…
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New option for offering light duty that generates triple WINs

Most employers are aware of the importance and benefits of offering temporary light duty positions (or return-to-work) for injured workers. Still, some are unable to provide these positions due to…
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Is employee upskilling on your mind?

Learn about free assessment consultations and employee training tax credits or grants. Are you or your employees feeling the need for upskilling? The state offers 50% tax credits or grants…
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Is your Accident Prevention Program (APP) current?

Building a workplace safety culture requires collaboration among employers, management, and the whole work team. An Accident Prevention Program (APP) is the cornerstone of every workplace safety program. One that…
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APPs are now easier to create

As we mentioned in this article, the Accident Prevention Program (APP) is an important document that is the cornerstone of your company’s safety program. With support from management, those safety…
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The importance of including ORC training in APPs

If you have watched the news over the past few years, you know that organized retail crimes (ORC) are rising, in addition to burglaries and armed robberies. These events are…
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“My Co-Worker’s Keeper” is crucial to safety culture

  In “Relational leaders motivate safety behavior,” safety culture experts emphasized the importance of relational leaders in motivating safety behavior follow-throughs. However, the motivation for safety behaviors does not have…
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Meet our new Director of Retro, Chris Ristine

Follow us:      We are pleased to announce that Chris Ristine has joined WR as the Director of Retro, a critical leadership role in guiding the performance of our Group Retrospective…
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WR joins AG Ferguson for ORC task force launch

Follow us:      On June 23, Washington Retail (WR) joined Attorney General Bob Ferguson in Seattle for a press conference, announcing his newly formed Washington Organized Retail Crime (ORC) Theft Task…
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Navigating Public Safety & Retail Crime

Follow us:      WR is committed to supporting Washington State’s retailers, including our members and the industry as a whole. With the swell of retail thefts and the growing persistence of…
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Wildfire Smoke and Heat Exposure Resources

Follow us:      A reminder that Wildfire Smoke and Heat Exposure emergency rules are now in effect through September 2022. If you are in areas where you have employees exposed to…
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