What to Do When There Is a Major Skills Gap in Your Team

Skills gaps are going to happen, yet you still don’t know how to avoid them. A position becomes available, but you don’t always have the flexibility to hold out for the best employees to fill every skills gap you have. Over time, this process can create a plethora of different skills gaps your budget can’t Read more »

3 Red Flags You Can’t Ignore in a Light Industrial Interview

Hiring light industrial employees that are reliable is important not only for the productivity of your company, but for the safety of your entire organization. One bad hire can lead to a major mishap that can cost your warehouse thousands. Finding the right employee is a process and the biggest part of that process is Read more »

Must-Ask Questions for Light Industrial Interviews

As you work to recruit the best light industrial candidates, it’s important to be prepared for a rigorous round of screenings and interviews before making the right choice. You’re preparing to interview a few candidates who look great on paper – lots of experience, the right attitudes about the industry and a career path that Read more »

Want to Attract the BEST Candidates? Post THIS Now!

We’ve all seen them – job postings that are so dynamic and inviting we want to apply even if we aren’t qualified, just to be told ‘no’ by someone so eloquent. That person must be dripping with energy and panache. Maybe not. Behind every fantastic job posting is a person who communicates well and (hopefully) Read more »

Helping Your Team Find Meaning and Purpose in Their Role

It’s easy for light industrial workers to lose sight of their impact on the bottom line in a large warehouse. Some Detroit automotive laborers or Nashville distribution professionals feel stuck doing the same thing day after day and have trouble seeing the big picture of how their work not only drives the company forward, but Read more »

Lost Your Best Employee? Here Are Your Takeaways

Losing your best employee is never a good thing, but if you take anything away from the situation, learn how to improve your employee retention moving forward. Employees are the greatest assets to any company. However, losing one employee cannot bring your business to a screeching halt. It’s your responsibility to create the best work Read more »

Dress (Your Resume) for the Job You Want!

A loud and embellished outfit, on a man or a woman, can give off the wrong impression in an interview – you’re seeking attention, you’re vain, you’re overcompensating, you’re distracting. However, an understated, professional clothing choice, on any candidate, sends the best possible message: You have pride, you’re responsible, you’re dedicated, and you came here Read more »

Strategic Staffing: Evaluating a Candidate’s Passion in an Interview

Does passion really matter? If the candidate can do the job, has done similar work, and has a good attitude, do they have to love their job & industry? No, not really. However, if you don’t hire passionate temporary employees, you’re making a hiring mistake. Sure, a dispassionate employee may be able to perform the Read more »

Malone Workforce Solutions Acquires Kansas City-Based Franchise Staffing Company

Louisville, Kentucky-based Malone Workforce Solutions acquired Nextaff, LLC, a franchise model staffing agency based out of Kansas City, MO. The acquisition will expand the company’s physical footprint into four new states with nine additional branch locations. Nextaff will continue to operate under the current brand and the franchise business model as a division of Malone Read more »

Is Employee Satisfaction Fizzling? Bring Back the Sizzle with This

Employee satisfaction matters. Not only are happy employees more productive employees, you are also more likely to retain and promote top talent and hold a pristine reputation among job seekers (and potential customers!) by keeping satisfaction a top priority. Knowing what your employees want and need requires a certain amount of management savvy and a Read more »