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 »

A Bad Hire Can Cost You More Than Just a Headache

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When you needed to hire a new employee yesterday, it’s tempting to settle for a decent candidate who seems fine on paper, or even someone a bit underqualified. This tactic might work for a short while, but it will end up costing you in the long term, so take your time to find the best… Read more »

3 Mistakes to Avoid in Job Offer Letters

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Finally finding the right person for your open job is exciting! After sorting through dozens of resumes and interviewing plenty of candidates, you’ve narrowed your list down to one outstanding professional. Now it’s time to write an offer letter this person can’t refuse. It’s safe to assume your top candidate is probably interviewing with other… Read more »

What is Your Onboarding Program Missing?

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Onboarding is essential at every organization as a way to help new hires get acclimated to the job and feel like part of the team. Companies that don’t have a comprehensive program in place often experience high levels of turnover for new employees — but you already know that. Your warehouse has an onboarding program… Read more »

Stop Enabling Poor Attendance!

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Proper attendance is important to the success of every employer, but it’s especially crucial in a warehouse. In many employment settings, employees work on a primarily independent basis, so if they’re a little late or miss a day of work, the impact is minimal-to-none if they promptly play catch-up. Of course, this doesn’t apply to… Read more »

3 Signs an Employee Is Unhappy and May Quit

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It never feels great when a valued team member quits, and often times the move may feel completely out of nowhere. Sometimes resignations do come without any warning, but in most cases, you can see it coming. As the boss, you must pay close attention to your team and read between the lines for any… Read more »

Did an Employee Walk Out on The Job? Here’s How to Handle It

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As an employer, you do your best to treat your team well and keep them happy, but you can’t control their actions. If a disgruntled worker made a dramatic exit by storming out with no plans to return, there’s nothing you can do about it. In fact, you’re definitely better off without this person on… Read more »