DEER PARK AREA RESOURCES – ITC NEWS – LINKS TO KNOW

March 22nd, 2019

To our beloved communities in and around the Deer Park, TX area:

We want to be sure that our clients, employees, and communities feel well-informed during the ongoing situation at the ITC Plant in Deer Park. We have created a page on our website where you can access links and resources for questions, concerns, updates, and alerts. We have also posted the information on social media. Please follow this link and feel free to share it with anyone who may need it or feel comforted by having additional information and resources.

We will continue to pray for those involved in and affected by these events.

Sincerely,

Your Meador Staffing Family


Resources for Deer Park, LaPorte, Pasadena and surrounding areas

ITC Updates, Shelter-in-place announcements, News Alerts, ETC.

We will do our best to keep you updated on our main Meador Staffing Facebook page 


ITC NEWS

ITC

Latest news and press releases from ITC

Twitter – @CaresITC
e-mail inquiries: ITCCares@iterm.com
Claims inquiries: incident31719@itcclaims.com // claims hot line 346-263-9766
PIO/JIC Inquiry Number – 832-780-6739


HARRIS COUNTY RESOURCES

Ready Harris

Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM)

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Ready Harris – ITC Updates

(Direct link)

Sign up for Alerts


HEALTH RESOURCES

Harris County Public Health

Public health emergency information

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Non-emergency Health Questions
Harris Health ‘Ask My Nurse’ Hotline
(713) 634-1110

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National Distress Hotline – Harris County Public Health 

Harris County Public Health wants to remind individuals that the situation may lead to strong feelings of stress or anxiety.

If this is the case, talk to you someone you trust or contact the National Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990

or text TalkWithUs to 66746, which offers 24/7 emotional support.


STATE RESOURCES

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

TCEQ – Current Conditions for Houston Metropolitan Area


HOUSTON TRANSTAR ROAD CLOSURES

https://traffic.houstontranstar.org/roadclosures/


DEER PARK RESOURCES

Sign up for Deer Park mobile alerts:

The City of Deer Park uses the CodeRED® system

to deliver critical and time-sensitive communications such as severe weather warnings, evacuation notices, shelter-in-place notices, and missing child alerts, in addition to community announcements.

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City of Deer Park

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City of Deer Park ITC Updates

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Deer Park Office of Emergency Management

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Deer Park ISD


 

LAPORTE RESOURCES

SWIFT 911 EMERGENCY ALERTS

Swift911 in its simplest form is a system that makes phone calls to specific people or areas in the event of an emergency, or for sharing important information. All the calls you receive will come from a City of La Porte Caller ID.

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City of LaPorte News

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LaPorte ISD


PASADENA RESOURCES

City of Pasadena Civic Alerts Page

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Pasadena ISD


HOUSTON AREA NEWS STATIONS

https://www.stationindex.com/tv/markets/houston

What’s Leading to Employee Burnout? One Surprising Factor

March 21st, 2019

Employee burnout can be a devastating thing. When a member of your team no longer sees the value in what they’re doing, they may begin to slack off or do poor quality work even without realizing it themselves. Other team members may start to notice and this can breed discontent throughout the organization. There are a lot of things that can contribute to burnout, including dissatisfaction with the job or with people in the office, but one often overlooked factor is starting to come to light. Unfair treatment is one of the causes of employee burnout. But how can that manifest? Let’s take a closer look.

Bias and Favoritism

If your employees feel that they are being overlooked for favorites or that management harbors a bias against them, they will under-perform. Often, the problem for management is that these things can be subjective and difficult to determine. The best way to find out if your employee is feeling this way is to talk to them and allow them to talk with you.

Mistreatment by Co-workers or Managers

Another big challenge for a lot of employees is the feeling of mistreatment. This can be simple discourteousness that the other party doesn’t even realize is happening. In its most toxic form, this becomes bullying. If your employees are experiencing abusive behavior from others, it’s important to address it right away.

Unfair Corporate Policies

There also may be some concerns about unfair corporate policies. For example, the ACLU often challenges workplace rules that unfairly single out employees with different cultural backgrounds. It’s important to note whether or not your rule is legitimate or intended to make others feel inadequate or unimportant.

Unequal Compensation

Another major issue in the American workplace is unfair compensation. The most common example is the wage gap between men and women doing the same job. As a manager, it’s important that you assess your salary packages and make sure that decisions aren’t based on arbitrary or unfair factors.

Lack of Trust

Lastly, burnout can be caused by an overall lack of trust in the workplace, management, or co-workers. If your employees can’t trust one another or the systems in place, they aren’t likely to give the job their undivided attention. This can easily lead to burnout. Make sure you’re revisiting this issue regularly.

Work With a Top Staffing Agency in Houston TX

Do you want to eliminate employee burnout from your company? Contact the team at Meador Staffing today to learn more.

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One Step Backward, Two Steps Forward – This Could Be Your Career Path

March 14th, 2019

Changing your career path is a scary prospect, but it’s not impossible. In fact, taking a step back in order to move forward could be the best thing you do for your career. If you’re interested in changing your career and moving into another area, consider the best ways to make that happen. As you’re looking into ways to make your career move, consider these things.

Take a Step Back

It’s really okay to take a step back if it will help you move forward in something that is more fulfilling for you. The idea that you have to stay in your own lane just because those are the skills you have can be counterproductive to your overall professional wellbeing.

Professionally, it makes more sense to take a step back to gain a new perspective and be able to alter your career path to better suit your interests.

Focus on Transferable Skills

To do this, focus on your transferable skills. You may not have every single piece of knowledge required for the industry where you want to transition, but chances are much of your background can be applied. Look at the things that are universal and demonstrate the impact of your performance.

For instance, if you want to transition from administrative work to accounting, look at the things you’ve done to organize systems or even manage an executive’s expense account.

Understand it Takes Time

Of course, a career transition won’t happen overnight. You can’t necessarily quit one job and start working with another industry without a couple of steps back. But keep in mind that the work you put in advancing your current career means you don’t need to take as much time to advance the new one.

All of the basic skills of being a professional already exist in your wheelhouse. Now you just need to apply them in a new way. It’ll take time, and be patient, but it won’t take nearly as much time.

Be Open to New Ideas

You also have to understand when you’re starting in a new industry that you don’t know everything. Be willing to learn new things that can help you advance your career along this new path. Be willing to accept constructive criticism. Allow yourself to learn new things.

You also want to shed any bad habits that you’ve picked up along the way. It’s okay to admit that there is a better way to do something.

Work With a Top Staffing Agency in Houston TX

Do you want to pursue a new career path? Call the experts at Meador Staffing, now hiring for jobs in Houston TX.

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What to Test in Job Descriptions This Year

March 7th, 2019

Do you reevaluate what you include in job descriptions from time to time? Experts suggest that taking the time to test out new things to see what results you might get is important to developing successful job postings that attract top candidates. If you want to improve the quality of candidates you’re getting, here are a few things you can add to your job description and application process to bring in the best.

Desktop vs. Mobile Experience

Have you taken a look at your website on both desktop and mobile platforms? The mobile experience is essential as many adults only access the internet through their phones or tablets. Your application process should be easy enough to handle through these hand-held devices or you may miss out on top candidates who feel that the process isn’t worth their time.

Review what you currently offer and talk with your website designer to understand user experience, also referred to as UX. This can improve the process for applicants.

Change the Titles

Sometimes what you think is a perfect title for your position isn’t in line with what job seekers are looking for. This means fewer of them will see your job opening. Begin by searching LinkedIn for individuals who do what you need and see how they describe themselves in their current position.

You can change the title of your job to better reflect the keywords that top talent is searching to find jobs like yours.

Add information on Salary, Benefits, and Location

You also have to know what top candidates are looking for in a new job and an employer when they’re searching for new jobs. Think of it as a selling tool for your company and position.

Include information in the salary range, the benefits your company offers, and the location of the job. If there are benefits that don’t conform to the traditional model, include those to attract more views. If you offer remote working options, include that.

Vary Your Application Length

You also want to take a look at how long your application process is. Does it have pages and pages of information to get to the end of the process? Do you notice if people abandon the process midway through? If so, adjust your options.

You can play around with lengths of applications and offer options for both mobile and desktop sites to encourage more top-quality candidates to apply.

We are the people, who know the people, that you need to know!

Do you want to improve your application process? Talk to the team at Meador Staffing Agencies in Houston TX today.

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