Giving Your Performance Review System a Modern Facelift

For many decades, performance reviews have been a necessary evil for both companies and employees. The standard annual performance evaluation comes right around the busiest time of the year and can strike fear into employees. This big formal process is distracting and less genuine than a more personalized approach to employee reviews. Taking a more Read more »

Staffing Exclusive: Hiring Leaders vs. Hiring Managers

If you want to propel your business to the top of your industry, you will need to reimagine your definition of the word management. Managing a business means doing just enough to keep it afloat. This is why it is important to remember you should be looking for a leader, and not just a supervisor, Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »