HR & Management

Importance of Having Proper Lighting in the Warehouse

Unlike HBO’s Game of Thrones, your warehouse should not be dark and full of terrors. Proper lighting is not only important for the safety of your team, but also their ability to work effectively and efficiently. If you’re considering an update to your warehouse facility, lighting should be at the top of your list. Here are some of the many reasons that proper lighting in your warehouse is essential.   Reduce Accidents Proper lighting can [...]

4 Ways to Get People to Take HR More Seriously

Human resources plays a vital role in the health of any company. Even small companies that don’t believe they need dedicated HR departments can benefit from experts who have strong HR knowledge. But even in companies where HR managers do play an important role, they may not be taken seriously by employees. They may be looked at as gatekeepers of policy and fringe benefits. In order to get the respect you need in your HR [...]

Is Your Management Style the Reason Your Top Employees Are Quitting?

Did you know people don’t quit jobs? What they quit are bad bosses. Dissatisfaction with employment is rarely about the work but rather their ability to work with the people in the organization, especially management. An incompatible boss can be a major problem, so make sure you’re not causing discontent in the workplace with your own management style. While you can’t change how other people act, you can change the way you act toward them. [...]

How Much Time Does Hiring REALLY Take?

You have a hiring need, so you start the ball rolling to find the right candidate for your open position. But how long does that process actually take? The numbers are all over the map in terms of the length of time it’ll take you to source, interview and hire a qualified employee, but two months isn’t out of the question. What can you do about it as a hiring manager? Before you begin the [...]

How to Spot Lies on a Candidate’s Resume

Just because it happens all the time doesn’t mean it’s right. Lying on a resume is one of those things. Many job seekers feel like they need to embellish their backgrounds to get an employer to call them, but the opposite is clearly true. A candidate who lies on their resume may not be able to handle the functions of the job as they’ve described. How do you avoid a bad hire by spotting common [...]

Find New Employees You LOVE With These 3 Tips

Love is in the air in February. And not just romantic love spurred by the marketing monster that is Valentine’s Day, but also a general appreciation for those around us. Remember when we were little kids and we signed small Valentine cards for everyone in our class? It wasn’t about match-making, it was about appreciating everyone around us. You can have that same appreciation for the people who work with you when you hire the [...]

5 Safety Interview Question to Ask Your Candidates

When you’re conducting interviews, you usually have a list of questions to ask. Do they know the job? Have they worked with the systems before? How will they handle difficult situations? And all these questions are important; however, are interviewers missing one key piece of information before making a hiring decision? If the job description involves any level of safety protocol, you should be asking your candidates about their previous safety experience. This is most [...]

How to Manage Employee Conflicts

Avoiding conflict is a natural behavior. Most people have an urge for fight or flight when faced with an uncomfortable situation. If your instinct is to flee, that’s normal; however, if you find yourself in the middle of conflict the trick is to figure out how to handle it. If you’re a manager trying help your team avoid or better manage employee conflicts, there are a few things that can make it a little easier. [...]

3 Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring Temporary Employees

A short-term employee is a great way to handle a variety of situations in your office. You can ensure essential work for your project is completed on time, have coverage when a trusted employee is out of the office, or just have an extra pair of hands when needed. But what could you be missing when you bring a temp on your staff? There are a few mistakes companies make, but they’re entirely preventable. Here [...]

How to Make Workplace Safety Part of Your Company Culture

You may not think much about safety, especially in an office environment. Most people assume safety protocol is important for warehouse or industrial spaces. While that is certainly true, safety should be a priority for every business and every department. How do you reinforce safety for your entire organization?   It’s critical you create a culture around safety that will improve the overall experience for everyone. Here are some of the best ways to make [...]