To Fire, Or to Retrain: That is the Question

There comes the point in some employer-employee relationships at which managers reach a crossroads. When an employee’s job performance dips below expectations and stays at that level for any length of time, managers are faced with a choice – address that employee’s shortcomings with the goal of increasing their performance, or terminate their employment. Given […]

How Is the Internet of Things Affecting the Warehouse 

Although warehousing remains a critical function, the familiar warehouses of the 20th century have nearly all been replaced with highly modernized smart warehouses. As interconnected sensors and cloud computing have become commonplace in most warehouses of today, it’s amazing to think about just how far we’ve come in a few short years – and most […]

Effective Ways to Tell Someone Their Work Needs to Improve 

Telling an employee that their work needs improvement is one of the most difficult parts of any manager’s job. On one hand, you don’t want to drive away good talent – or potential – due to a simple misunderstanding. On the other, it’s your job to push your employees to bigger and better things. While it can […]

Latest Technology to Manage Your Workplace Attendance

Whether you realize it or not, your company’s success revolves around the attendance of your workers. It’s hard to meet quotas and produce goods when your workers aren’t showing up on time, and it’s even more difficult when they don’t show up at all. Thankfully, there are a number of tools you can use to […]

A Diverse Team Is a More Successful Team

“Diversity is not about how we differ. Diversity is about embracing one another’s uniqueness.” – Ola Joseph, author, and motivational speaker  It’s all-too–easy for managers to fall into the trap of hiring the same type of job seekers with the same skill sets. After all, if you’ve found a certain profile that works best, it’s […]

4 Ways to Make Safety a Priority Year Round

Although June is officially National Safety Month, employers and employees alike should be focused on safety all year round. In fact, the National Safety Council and those responsible for organizing National Safety Month provide a long list of steps you can take to maintain the focus on safety during every month of the year. Create […]