Identifying Common Productivity Roadblocks and How to Solve Them

From long meetings and water cooler talk to constant buzzing and poor planning, everybody has their Achilles’ heel in terms of common productivity roadblocks. Avoiding productivity roadblocks is paramount in maintaining the sufficient workflow required in a light industrial atmosphere. Here are a few ways to avoid roadblocks to productivity that can keep you on Read more »

Will a New Employee Turn Over Quickly?

When you add up the expense of losing an employee (lost productivity, time and resources spent on hiring and training and time and resources for recruiting their replacement), it’s much more than just the wages of your HR department involved in the new hiring process. Some experts estimate the cost of hiring a new employee Read more »

Why You Should Promote a Culture of Learning

Creating a culture of learning in your company does more than promote professional development for your team. It tells your team you are invested in them and their professional growth. Self-improvement is also an extremely healthy state of mind that makes for a highly capable and reliable employee. Do your company and its employees a Read more »

Empowering Your Team to Turn Weaknesses Into Strengths

Turning a weakness into a strength is a seemingly tall task. However, with the right approach, it can be quite simple. As a manager, there are many ways you can empower your team to turn weaknesses into strengths, yet you’ll often find people tend not to change much from who they are. What we have Read more »

Getting the Most Out of a Reserved Candidate

People who are reserved often make for some of the best employees. Reserved candidates are generally more introspective, better listeners and highly observant. All of these qualities are especially important in the light industrial industry as quality control and employee safety are at the forefront of successful warehouse management. So how do you get the Read more »

Identifying a Team Player in an Interview

Identifying a candidate’s teamwork skills is imperative to successfully recruiting a great team. Group work allows us to focus on our strengths, lean on our co-workers’ strengths, identify and solve problems and achieve greater productivity overall. Candidates with great teamwork skills understand the benefits of group work and how to get the most out of Read more »

Keeping Your Employees Focused Over the Summer

When the weather improves and the kids are out of school, it can create a level of unrest around the office. Vacations are being planned and the heat alone can slow down productivity. Work is often the last thing on our minds on a hot summer day. Keeping your team focused over the summer is Read more »

Empowering Your Employees to Create a Safety Culture

Safety is a major issue for light industrial employers throughout the country. Not only can unsafe practices lead to damaged inventory and lost profits, it can cause serious harm to your employees. How do you create a culture of safety in the workplace? Workplace safety education is imperative to shift your team’s mindset on workplace Read more »

What You Should Listen for in a Candidate’s Elevator Pitch

A successful elevator pitch can be the single most influential element to an entire interview process. This one response can tell you everything you need to know in order to hire or disqualify a candidate. However, if you don’t know what to listen for in a candidate’s elevator pitch, you will miss out on this Read more »

What Does Performance Evaluation Mean to Your Employees?

With more and more companies moving away from traditional performance reviews, fewer employees understand how to make the most of performance evaluations. If your company is starting to look at performance reviews as a developmental and quality assurance tool, it’s important to inform your employees how they can use these reviews to benefit themselves and Read more »