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 »

Cost Reduction Tips for Warehouse Managers

The cost of managing a warehouse is influenced by many factors. Everything from rent, staffing, maintenance, and energy usage can drive your prices up. But there are ways to reduce costs, even as a manager. Here are three things you can do from evaluating the warehouse climate control plan and energy use, optimizing storage, looking… Read more »

How Can You Exhibit Your Strong Leadership to Land the Best Job Candidates

Being a great employer depends on your leadership skills. If you want to land the best job candidates, you have to prove to your applicants that you are the person they want to work for. But what does great leadership look like from a candidate’s perspective? Here are a few areas you can focus on to make… Read more »

What Should You Expect When Working with a Staffing Agency?

Hiring is sometimes a task best left to the professionals. Businesses often spend substantial time and effort on fully developed human resources and recruiting departments. But if you don’t have the resources to invest in a full-time recruitment team, partnering with a third-party staffing agency who knows how to find the talent you need is… Read more »