Are You Being Overworked in Your Managerial Role?

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As a manager, of course you have work you must do, and some of that will include a fair amount of stress. But what happens when you start having to deal with a less-than-fair amount? If a boss begins to put too many demands on your plate, you have the choice to take some of… Read more »

Improve Your Management Skills in 2017

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As a manager, if you had to evaluate yourself, what could you improve or change? Where could you act more effectively with regard to your employees and your company overall? It helps if you examine your own skills every once in awhile; even the best managers want to see how they can do better. So now… Read more »

Sure, You’re a Boss … But Are You a Leader?

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Think back on the best boss you ever had. Was that person someone whom you feared or respected? Did she inspire you to do work, or did you do it because you had to — she was “the boss”? How did others feel about him as a superior? Do you, as a boss, emulate that… Read more »

3 Interview Questions to Ask a Warehouse Management Candidate

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When hiring for warehouse management, you want someone whom you can trust. This job requires a combination of good communication, good organization, a cool head, and physical fitness. Addressing the first three qualities takes the most time, so here are three questions to ask your candidates to see if they measure up to your standards…. Read more »

Eliminating Boss Mentality: Becoming a Leader

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As someone in charge of others, you have enormous responsibility. You want to take charge in such a way that you get the most out of your employees by being firm but fair. Respected but not necessarily feared. Here are some tips to rid your self of the stereotypical “boss” mentality and become known as… Read more »

The Top 5 Pain Points in Performance Reviews (And How To Solve Them)

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Most everyone dreads dealing with performance appraisals. Let’s be honest: performance reviews are a pain in the you-know-what. Employees don’t like them and HR aren’t fans either–45 percent of HR leaders didn’t think reviews were good gauges of a worker’s performance, compared to last year’s 39 percent, according to a poll by the Society of… Read more »