As a manager, developing leaders is one of your most important tasks. Many employees come into your company at an entry – mid-level point, but under your watch, they can reach their potential. Every employee learns and grows at their own pace, so there’s no defined timeline for granting promotions. Instead, watch for telltale clues… Read more »
How to Become an Effective Warehouse Manager
Being in an authoritative position doesn’t necessarily mean people will listen to you, so you have to play your cards right. The best warehouse managers are able to run a tight ship because their employees trust and respect them. If you’re not as effective in your supervisory role as you’d like, consider adjusting your approach…. Read more »
What to Consider When Hiring New Staff for Your Warehouse
Your warehouse needs to function like a well-oiled machine to get the job done right. All hands on deck are needed to keep things moving, so hire wisely. Whether you’re filling permanent or temporary positions, the candidates you choose have the power to either make the team stronger than ever or bring everyone down. The… Read more »
Protecting Your Workers From Injuries
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
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?
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?
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
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?
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
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 »