How to Tell When You Should Hire an Unemployed Candidate

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Many employers automatically dismiss candidates currently out of work, because being unemployed comes with a certain stigma. While this can be a red flag, it is by no means an indication the person wouldn’t be an outstanding employee. When sorting through resumes for an opening at your company, don’t send those of unemployed candidates to… Read more »

Four Benefits of a Strong Employer/Employee Relationship

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Your employees are the backbone of the company. Their hard work, dedication and innovative ideas keep your business running smoothly. More than just names on your staffing roster, these people are special and they deserve your respect. Bonding with your team isn’t just a nice idea — it’s also great for business. Having a good… Read more »

What to Consider When Hiring New Staff for Your Warehouse

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Your warehouse needs to function like a well-oiled machine to get the job done right. All hands on deck are needed to keep things moving, so hire wisely. Whether you’re filling permanent or temporary positions, the candidates you choose have the power to either make the team stronger than ever or bring everyone down. The… Read more »

Protecting Your Workers From Injuries

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When employees step foot into your warehouse, their health and safety falls into your hands. Nothing is more important than ensuring they end their shifts in the same physical condition as they started, so you need to do everything possible to keep them out of harm’s way. Unfortunately, on-the-job injuries are all too common. In… Read more »

3 Ways Ecommerce is Affecting the Warehouse Industry

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The retail industry is undergoing a major transformation. More brick-and-mortar stores might shut their doors in 2017 — upwards of 8,600 — than ever before, according to brokerage firm Credit Suisse. Consumers haven’t stopped spending money, they’ve just found a different way to do it — online shopping. Tech-savvy millennials are the largest generation in… Read more »

Should I Be Investing in a Company Wellness Program?

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Happy, healthy employees are the key to a productive workforce, but you already know that.  However, despite realizing the link between employee health and a dynamic work ethic, you have yet to institute a company wellness program. Excluding government entities, 59 percent of employers in all industries offer general wellness programs, according to the Society… Read more »

Are You Getting a Great Investment Out of Your Employees?

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At many companies, employees are hired, thrown into the job and left to their own devices for the duration of their employment. If they want to keep their skills up-to-date, they’re forced to do it on their own time and dollar. What many employers don’t realize is creating a learning culture in the workplace is… Read more »

Millennials in the Industrial Field

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Millennials have officially taken over the workforce, so if your staffing roster is light on these young workers, it’s time to bulk up. Millennials are the largest living generation in the U.S., according to the Pew Research Center. Defined as those born between 1981 and 1997, they pushed past Generation X to become the dominant… Read more »

What You Need to Know About Forklift Safety

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Your warehouse is constantly buzzing with activity. Workers are always moving this way and that, with many operating heavy machinery, such as forklifts. While necessary for work in a manufacturing environment, this equipment can do serious damage if not properly utilized. The last thing you want is for one of your workers be injured (or… Read more »

How to Make a Temporary Employee Feel Welcome

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Whether you’re bulking up your roster during a busy period or filling a gap on your core team until you find a permanent replacement, you’re about to welcome a temporary employee to your team. It’s true this person will only be with your company for a short while, but during their tenure, they’ll be representing… Read more »