3 Ways to Celebrate National Safety Month 

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  June is National Safety Month! Ideally, every day is safety day for both businesses and employees, but it’s easy to grow complacent and take safety for granted. Take this month to pay particular attention to what your company is doing well and how you can improve.  Here’s how you can help your team stay… Read more »

Should You Hire Someone With Tattoos?

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Disney recently made news by announcing changes to its dress code for theme park employees aimed at “amplifying diversity, inclusion, and individual expression among its workforce,” according to a report in Entertainment Weekly. Among the changes are relaxed guidelines for “gender-inclusive hairstyles, jewelry, nail styles, and costume choices; and allowing appropriate visible tattoos,” said Disney Parks… Read more »

Four Factors Driving Employee Morale

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Most employers are keenly aware of the critical nature of employee engagement – a measure of the emotional commitment workers have to their jobs. When employees are engaged, morale is high and businesses are more successful. According to Smarp, an employee communication and advocacy group, companies with high employee engagement are 22% more profitable. Unfortunately,… Read more »

Sweeten the Deal to Recruit and Retain Off-Shift Workers

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If your business doesn’t stop after “business hours,” you’ve probably dealt with the unique challenges of staffing second- and third-shift positions. Employees aren’t usually chomping at the bit for a shot at the swing shift or the night shift. You can try to make these positions more attractive by offering shift differential pay. But what… Read more »

5 Tips for Improving Your Company Through Effective Offboarding

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Employee onboarding is a fundamental process for making new employees at your company feel at ease. But what about employee offboarding? When an employee leaves, many companies settle for collecting paperwork and keys and withdrawing computer access. It’s more a matter of protecting the company’s assets than learning anything about the employee’s experience.   But if… Read more »

Questions and Answers for a Factory Work Interview

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It goes without saying that the job interview is the single-most critical tool you have for bringing the right people into your company. This is true in every industry – even factory work. Here’s a list of five great questions to ask during a production worker interview, along with some thoughts on what each question… Read more »

5 Hats That Help You Define Your Leadership Roles

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You don’t have to be a supervisor to be a leader. But whether you lead because it’s in your job description, or you’re leading by example, you’ll find yourself wearing several different hats as your responsibilities shift throughout each day. No matter your title, any leadership role you take will require you to wear one… Read more »

5 Signs Your Company Culture Needs Changing

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Organizational culture is one of the most often overlooked aspects of success in today’s competitive business landscape. Organizations that focus on working through the prism of a consistent set of values, objectives and missions consistently exceed expectations. Meanwhile, organizations that fail to consider the importance of culture tend to get left behind.  Unfortunately, identifying the need for cultural change within an… Read more »

Three Strategies for Dealing with Slow-moving Inventory

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One of the most frustrating problems a big-box store can face is slow-moving inventory. Not only does it hurt sales, but it also eats up warehouse space that could be used to stock faster-selling items. If you’re a business owner or warehouse manager, getting rid of slow movers can make the difference between a dismal… Read more »

Fantastic Company Culture Starts at The top

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Learn the nine values that lead to happy employees and successful businesses  When a company has a positive culture, employees are more engaged and do better work. On the other hand, toxic company culture can lead to lower productivity, retention, and recruiting.   But what defines a positive company culture? And where does it come from?… Read more »