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 »

3 Ways to Retain Second and Third Shift Employees

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Running a warehouse is an around-the-clock initiative, so you need a team of workers in motion on a 24/7 basis. Finding people to work the first shift probably isn’t too problematic, but attracting talented workers to second and third shift positions is much more difficult — and getting them to hold these hours for the… Read more »

Need Warehouse Workers Fast?

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Running a warehouse is a lot of hard work. If you want to get the job done right and on-time, you need a fully functioning team. Whether the volume of work at your facility has rapidly increased, you’ve been forced to replace a few employees or you simply need temporary workers for vacation coverage, taking… Read more »

Act Early on Summer Warehouse Temps!

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Spring has only just begun, so you probably haven’t given your staffing plan for the summer too much thought yet. It may seem a bit early to start thinking about the months ahead, but in reality, it’s not. Most of your employees will probably want to take a week or two of vacation during the… Read more »

You’ve Hired Too many Temps Now What?

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The business world constantly ebbs and flows, making it difficult to predict your staffing needs for the coming weeks, months and years. If you hired a large volume of temporary employees when your company was at a peak, but the need quickly dropped, you’re probably feeling a bit overwhelmed because you simply don’t have enough… Read more »