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 »

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 »

How to Keep Your Warehouse Staff Healthy During Spring Months

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Winter is typically considered peak flu season, so now that February is coming to a close, you probably think you’re in the clear. Unfortunately, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that flu activity can actually last through May. Your warehouse is a busy place that requires a full staff to function at… Read more »

Finding Great Workers in a Labor Crunch

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The good news?  The economy has shown great improvement over the last few years, both nationally and locally. The bad news? The labor market is tighter than ever now. With job growth on the rise and fewer unemployed, it’s tough to compete for the best workers. How can you find the people you need to… Read more »