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The end of the year is upon us, which means you have staff who want to take off work, team members who are mentally “checked out” due to holiday stress and a major increase in seasonal workload. Keeping productivity high during the holidays can be a challenge for many companies, but with the right approach… Read more »

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Cold and flu season is upon us, and this is the time of year when most companies cannot afford to have germs flying around the workplace. The end of the year is hectic, and too much sick time can wreak havoc on warehouse and industrial workplaces. Use these strategies to help your team avoid seasonal… Read more »

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A good safety record is no accident. Light industrial employees work in hazardous environments, and if you are a person who values safety and has the record to prove it, employers are looking for you.  Companies need workers who value safety to keep production running smoothly. When an employee gets hurt, it has a major… Read more »

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Raise your hand if you like doing employee reviews. You’re not alone. Most managers and employees dread the review process. It’s not just the meetings themselves that are painful. Most employees and many managers don’t even believe the process is effective. Use these strategies to make your performance reviews a more effective tool for labor… Read more »

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Think back to when you were a teenager and how you felt when your parents said, “do it because I said so.” You might have done what they said but you certainly didn’t feel good about it – or your parents. The same holds true with managers and employees. When people take on a management… Read more »

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When it comes to light industrial work, overtime is almost always part of the package. Whether you are experiencing seasonal demand, a new contract or some other upswing in workload, productivity must remain high and overtime is usually management’s first strategy used to meet deadlines. While overtime is the easiest solution to meet high demand,… Read more »

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Workplace diversity isn’t just a buzzword and it isn’t about staying on the right side of the law. Diverse workplaces are about cultivating teams of people who have different skills, backgrounds and experiences and leveraging those differences to foster teamwork and generate new ideas. Workplaces where everyone is the same are less innovative, less successful… Read more »

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Many interview questions are much more layered than they seem. Often, the interviewer is looking for “hidden” meaning in your answers. The question, “how do you define success,” seems about as straightforward as they come, but in fact, the interviewer is digging much deeper than it appears. This question can tell the hiring manager a… Read more »

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It has been said the only people who like change are babies with wet diapers. Change is naturally hard for people to embrace, but change is inevitable in the modern workplace. It’s normal for your workers to feel apprehensive about change, but when people out-and-out resist change, it can lead to real problems for your… Read more »

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Every manager tasked with hiring an industrial or manufacturing employee understands the challenges in today’s market. It takes a lot of time to manage the process, and the possibility of ending up with a bad hire is always looming. Working with a specialized staffing partner can help you reduce hiring costs, save time, increase the… Read more »