HR & Management

National Safety Month: Are You Letting Bad Safety Practices Slide?

June is national safety month. How will you recognize it this year? Sometimes, even with the best of intentions, we begin to let small things slip in terms of safety in your manufacturing, warehouse, or office environment. Even in light of COVID-19, when we have too much else to consider regarding safety, we can’t let the other safety aspects slip. Here are some ways safety can be taken for granted and how that can lead to problems.   Consequences of [...]

How to Appeal to New College Graduates with Your Open Jobs

The class of 2020 is graduating with an unprecedented legacy. The final months of their last year of college were different than we’d seen before, and these new graduates will be in a unique position to find jobs out of school. As an employer, how can you appeal to these new graduates and hire them in your company? Consider how well they’ve handled adversity and what a great addition they will be to your staff. Here’s [...]

Benefits of Maintaining Strong Communication With Your Candidates Through A Crisis

Communicating with your candidates is always important, but maintaining strong communication with them during a crisis can set you apart from your competitors. Thanks to COVID-19, our economy came to a grinding halt in March, and businesses are facing unique challenges. On one hand, millions of businesses were deemed “non-essential” and were forced to close their doors, putting them in danger of shutting down permanently. On the other hand, some employers in industries deemed essential [...]

Are Your Interviews Making Candidates Run for the Hills?

Not all interviews are created equal. If you talk to job seekers, you’ll hear dozens of interview horror stories. What’s worse is when you find out that your interview experience is at the top of their “worst” lists. Are your interviews repelling candidates and making them disinterested in accepting your job? What can you do to improve the situation and make a good employer impression on candidates? Here are some things that can scare off [...]

Confronting Your Employees About Less Than Status Quo Work Ethic

Not every conversation you have as a manager is going to be pleasant and positive. Sometimes you have to bite the bullet and have that difficult conversation with an employee who isn’t living up to expectations. If a team member is performing with less than status quo work ethic, what can you say and how can you approach the subject to positively change their path.       Plan Out the Conversation Ahead of Time   When you need to [...]

Don’t Overlook These 5 Safety Hazards in Your Warehouse

You certainly know that safety is the most important thing in your warehouse. And we are all aware of the most common hazards such as falls, being struck by an object, or machine accidents. But what are some of the other safety hazards you need to be aware of in your warehouse? Here are 5 hazards you shouldn’t overlook and how to prevent an accident from happening.        Forklifts Ensuring safety while operating a forklift [...]

5 Ways to Build A Sense of Loyalty With Your Employees

Employee loyalty is an essential part of any business’s retention strategy. But how do you ensure that your team is engaged, happy, and loyal on the job? There are a few things you can do in management that will encourage your employees to remain dedicated to your organization and increase retention, along with productivity and efficiency. Here are five things you can do starting today.       Create a Powerful Mission Statement   Mission statements may be [...]

The Importance of Making Your Candidates Feel Special

It wasn’t that long ago that employers were able to find countless qualified candidates for open positions. When people faced the recession around 2008, many great employees were out of a job through no fault of their own, and companies could easily scoop that talent up once hiring was back on the table. Today, unemployment is low, which means the market is much more competitive. So how can you make your candidates feel special, so [...]

Are You Keeping Your Employees Safe from Chemical Exposure?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, regulates workplace standards intended to keep workers safe on the job. Does your facility deal with chemicals that could be considered toxic or hazardous? Do you know if you’re keeping your employees safe according to the standards set by OSHA? These dangers can pose a real threat to the safety of your employees and your company overall. Here are a few things you should know about keeping [...]

Invest In Your Employees: 8 Fun Team-Building Activities for The End of Summer

Team-building activities don’t have to make your entire team cringe. We know what most people think about ice breakers and other forced fun activities in an office environment, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are eight fun team-building activities you can do before the end of summer to start the fall off right.     Cookout  Sometimes summer fun is as simple as a pot-luck or an office cookout. If you have space at your office, bring [...]