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2017 has been a tremendous year for everyone here at Mega Force, and we hope you’ve enjoyed our advice and guidance so far. We’ll have much more coming after the new year and throughout 2018, but we wanted to take time to highlight some of the most popular and useful tips from the prior year. Feel free to use this as a springboard when setting your sights on 2018 and beyond!

Strengthen Employee Retention by Paying Attention to All Shifts

It’s easy to put all your focus into the productivity and success of your first-shift employees. After all, anyone who maintains regular business hours likely spends the brunt of their time around these staffers – but you can’t ignore your other shifts entirely.

Make sure to show your second- and third-shifters the same amount of respect and courtesy as your earlier shifts. Perhaps even more importantly, take the time to recognize their achievements as you would with first-shift employees. Not only will this earn you more respect among your peers, but it’s a great way to promote round-the-clock productivity.

Utilize Carpool Incentive Programs and Employee Rideshares

The idea behind ridesharing is simple: One or more employees who live within close proximity to one another take turns driving on a day-to-day basis. Not only does this give them access to the carpool lane on some highways, but it’s a great way to trim their transportation costs and reduce the overall wear on their individual vehicles.

However, you can benefit from these rideshare programs, too. National incentive programs are sponsored by organizations like the EPA and DOT, which give you access to tax credits and other bonuses. Many community groups offer rideshare incentive programs, too.

Ensure Worker Safety by Keeping Up-to-Date on Any Changes

OSHA oversees nearly every aspect of employee safety across the United States. While their rulings serve as the “final word” in cases of worker injury or unsafe conditions on the job site, their standards aren’t set in stone. In fact, OSHA often updates their guidelines to reflect recent changes in technology, materials or tools.

Staying on top of every single rule and change provided by OSHA is a difficult task, but it’s one that’s essential when doing business in the manufacturing sector. If you don’t already have a compliance officer on your payroll, you might want to consider adding one in 2018.

Take Care When Working With New Recruits That Aren’t Team-Oriented

While some industries are more suitable for independent workers than others, nearly every role in the manufacturing sector involves some amount of team interaction. As such, it’s important you look for good teammates in every new recruit and interviewee. Not only will this make the process of filling your roster much easier, it will reduce the overall amount of employee turnover, too.

Moving Forward Into 2018

Keep all of the above tips in mind when moving forward into 2018. For better results, combine these strategies with the guidance we’ll provide throughout the new year, if necessary, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for our individualized staffing expertise – you’ll be happy that you did!

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