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 »

Are You Micromanaging Your Employees?

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As an employee, there are few things more frustrating than being micromanaged. Constantly being watched, told how to do everything and falling short of expectations gets old — fast. If you suspect you might be a micromanager, you need to get yourself in check immediately or risk losing your best employees. 5 Signs You’re a… 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 »

3 Ways to Prepare Your Warehouse for the New Year

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There’s no better time for a fresh start than a brand new year. It’s already November, so that means it’s time to start preparing for 2017. The year ahead can be the busiest, most profitable 12-month period your warehouse has even experienced, if you create a strong game plan and push your team to success…. Read more »

3 Tips for Improving Overall Workflow and Productivity in the Warehouse

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As a warehouse leader, you’re always searching for ways to boost productivity, but achieving this feat is no easy task. Many different factors weigh into the success of your warehouse, making it difficult to know which ones to focus on. Adjusting certain elements could make a hugely positive difference or result in little-to-no change. When… Read more »