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 »

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 »

Improve Inventory Tracking With These Tips

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Your warehouse has a huge amount of inventory moving in and out at all times — and you’re responsible for keeping track of every single piece. Of course, achieving this is much easier said than done, but with proper planning, you can make it happen. Keeping track of employees, people on the floor, and re-organizing… 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 »