Looking at Internal Practices Can Help Your Company Improve Diversity

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Despite their best efforts, some companies still struggle to maintain diversity at the workplace. In some cases, this is a community-centric issue. Remote and isolated areas just don’t contain the type of diversity seen in major cities throughout the U.S. But in many cases, a company’s own policies and procedures are – at least partially… Read more »

Need Better Candidates? Start with the Job Description!

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While nearly anyone can put pen to paper and write a basic job posting, there is a significant difference between placing a mundane classified ad or an exciting announcement. While the former provides all the necessary detail, it’s unlikely to get noticed among the countless posts and online ads that exist today. Conversely, taking the… Read more »

What Content Should Manufacturers Share on Social Media?

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Social media isn’t all fun and games. While there are plenty of personal profiles across all social media sites, many businesses – including manufacturers – have experienced success through sites like Facebook, LinkedIn and more. But this success isn’t a given. It takes a sound social media strategy, knowledge of current marketing tactics and even… Read more »

Employee Education Improves Cybersecurity

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Cybersecurity is an important topic for any business operating in the 21st century. While there are some basic and obvious steps you can take to help protect your company, like antivirus protection, network firewalls and regular system maintenance, other steps aren’t so obvious. Educating Employees Start by properly educating your employees. Remember, you’re not just… Read more »

Five Must-Listen Podcasts for Warehouse Managers

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The day-to-day job of a warehouse manager is a complex one that requires versatility, strong multitasking skills and the ability to make decisions on the fly. Between synchronizing shipping and receiving, monitoring financial records, and managing stock levels, the average warehouse manager has their hands full. You can learn how to manage your time, amongst… Read more »

The Worst Thing You Can Do to a Job Candidate

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For men and women alike, being ghosted on the first date is one of the worst feelings in the world. Not only does it leave them wondering what went wrong, but it also robs them of the opportunity to work on their shortcomings. However, according to 76 percent of the respondents in a recent survey,… Read more »

How Does Hosting a Manufacturing Day Event Help Your Warehouse?

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To put it simply, Manufacturing Day highlights the best and brightest individuals, companies and breakthroughs in manufacturing. In a country that boasts well over 12 million jobs in manufacturing, it’s an informal holiday that can be celebrated by millions of workers every year. It’s also a great time for manufacturers to help strengthen their warehouse… Read more »

Quotable Values – Yes, They Make an Impact

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Maintaining a strong corporate culture is critical to the success of any company in the 21st century. There are a variety of methods to accomplish this, but it ultimately comes down to your mission statement. Memorable, quotable values are much easier to follow and enforce – and you’ll certainly notice the impact. When everyone in… Read more »

Mistakes to Avoid When Embarking on the Hiring Process

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The hiring process is a tentative time for any company. Whether it’s your initial foray into the job market or if you’ve been here before, there’s a certain amount of tension in the air. Will you find that ideal candidate? Will you find them – and train them – in time to meet any upcoming… Read more »

Why You Can’t Micromanage Your Employees

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Although there are some industries that require a certain amount of micromanagement, the manufacturing industry simply isn’t one of them. In fact, an old adage states that “People don’t quit jobs, they quit managers.” With that in mind, we’ll take a moment or two to highlight some of the top reasons why you can’t micromanage… Read more »