How to Diffuse Workplace Negativity Before It Escalates

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Employers want their offices to act as well-oiled machines with everyone getting along – or at least having disagreements that lead to greater understanding of each others’ positions. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen – and when the negative vibes go unchecked, they can poison the entire workplace. So here are some suggestions on how to… Read more »

How to Motivate Employees When the Job is Boring

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Remember that line from Mary Poppins, “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun.” Let’s face it: It’s not always easy to find that fun element in every job. Some jobs just seem…boring. Even bosses have to admit that. So how do you manage to help employees find that “spoonful… Read more »

Personality Traits of Good Warehouse Employees

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If you’re looking to staff your warehouse, you probably want someone with a strong back and a good attitude. But there’s a lot more to a quality warehouse employee than that. Consider these points before you make your next hire. Personality Traits of Good Warehouse Employees If you’re looking to hire a warehouse manager, you want… Read more »

Hiring Mistakes we Can Learn From

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“Everyone makes mistakes”–a very familiar platitude, and a very true one. And hopefully, we all learn from our mistakes (another familiar statement). When those mistakes occur in the hiring process, however, the lessons gleaned can range from minor and annoying to complicated, prolonged, and expensive. So take a look at some of the hiring mistakes… Read more »

Protecting Temporary Employees from Hazards at Your Facility

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As you consider whether or not to hire temporary employees, certain necessary considerations factor in – which affect temps as well as full-time employees. In the realm of liability, you have a duty to make sure every employee, no matter how long or short their duration with your company, has certain safety measures afforded to… Read more »

Keeping Productivity up in the Fall

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As the days shorten and the inevitable march toward winter approaches (imminently, according to various drugstore Christmas displays), our minds unconsciously move toward a sort of hibernation approach as we mentally prepare for colder days. So how can you keep your employees motivated and productive in the fall as we move out of the beach… Read more »

Networking Your Way into a Perfect Position

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You’ve heard the expression, “It’s not what you know; it’s who you know” in terms of getting ahead just about anywhere. Some people may scoff at this: If a place doesn’t hire you because of your credentials and hard work, and hires instead on who you know, what sort of dynamic does that create? But… 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 »