Six Things Your Temporary Workers Want to Know

Building up your team with temporary or contract workers is smart to get the talent you need fast. But onboarding temps is very different than onboarding full time employees. You need to know what they need to know to be effective on the job. Here are the top 6 things your temp workers are eager… Read more »

The Importance of Over-communicating With Your Employees

Communication is one of the most critical leadership requirements, in both times of crisis and otherwise. Business leaders are counted on to state the facts, demystify fear, promote safety and vision through how they speak to and with employees. Over-communication is a crucial aspect of how to do so effectively. In fact, lack of transparency… Read more »

The Importance of Employer Branding

You surely will have noticed the dramatic change in the marketing strategy of consumer-facing brands in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. TV ads to paid content have been singularly focused on how brands care and are supporting their customers through very difficult times. But even if your company isn’t communicating directly to consumers, you should… Read more »

Illegal Interview Questions You Can Never Ask

An interview is where you take the time to feel out whether a candidate would be a good fit for a job and your team. But not every question is fair game. This post will cover some of the questions that are tempting to ask a candidate, but are not legal topics of discussion.    What Makes A… Read more »

Do You Have These 3 Common Warehouse Management Problems?

The funny thing about managing a warehouse is that there are surprisingly similar problems and challenges, no matter where you work. To help maximize your employees’ performance, it’s important to address these common problems.    Warehouse Worker Safety  The truth about safety is that it’s inspired by both corporate leadership and the employees themselves. As a… Read more »

These Trends are Changing Manufacturing in 2020

How is the manufacturing industry going to change in 2020? While it’s tough to predict the future, there are some pretty clear indicators of where the industry is heading. Connected manufacturing is a business strategy that leverages cloud computing to harness operational and business data for greater visibility, efficiency, control, and customer satisfaction. That means… Read more »

How to Balance Hiring Quickly and Hiring Quality

You need extra hands now, but you need GOOD help. The cost of a bad hire can be very damaging to a team’s morale and a company’s bottom line. Recruitment and hiring unavoidably cost companies money, but high turnover does much more harm than good. A bad hire can be someone who is not as experienced or… Read more »

Confronting an Employee About a Less Than Perfect Performance

One of the hardest conversations you’ll ever have as a manager is how to confront an employee about less than stellar performance. This doesn’t have to be painful. It’s an essential part of your job to provide this feedback and an important part of their job to hear it and respond. If all goes well,… Read more »

Is Your Warehouse Prepared for Peak Holiday Season?

The holiday season is upon us, and with the holidays come staffing needs that your warehouse may not be prepared to support. But when it comes to preparation, now is the time to get workforce planning locked and your seasonal teams ready to roll. Here are three things you can do today to make sure… Read more »

Are Your Odd Shifts Going Unfilled?

Shift work is notoriously difficult for both employees and employers alike. Unusual sleep schedules and the lifestyle changes that are required from workers who pull the “graveyard” shift demand a great deal from your employees. Odd shifts are notoriously difficult to fill and retain talent within. But rather than struggling with high rates of employee… Read more »