HR & Management

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 [...]

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 [...]