Safety in the Warehouse

Safety is a vital ingredient in any work setting. In addition to your employees’ well-being, unsafe working conditions are a liability and inhibit productive workflow. It is especially true in warehousing. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 680,000 Americans work in the warehouse or product transport workforce. Unfortunately, warehousing has experienced an increase in safety incidents …

Skills Sets for the Warehouse Worker

Behind the shelves of your favorite retail location (and behind the UPS driver bringing you your Amazon delivery) is a whole world of warehouse workers. Without the warehouses full of merchandise and supplies, there would be nothing prepped and ready for your favorite driver to deliver. If you are looking for good, reliable work, a warehouse might be the place …

Don’t Fall Behind!  6 Reasons Upskilling is Important

A couple of hundred years ago, the Industrial Revolution changed the face of the workforce. Today, the digital revolution is doing the same thing. Skill sets that were effective ten years ago are viewed as archaic. And while the advancement of technology and all its benefits is exciting, there is no doubt that the fast-track growth also creates a skills …

Soft Skills — Seven Things to Make YOU Stand Out!

In competitive job markets, it is crucial to stand out! While hard skills are essential, having proficient soft skills pushes you out above the crowd of other qualified candidates — and may land you your dream job! What Are Soft Skills? Unlike hard skills, soft skills are unquantifiable. They are not easily measured or easily taught. They are a companion, …

Hard Skills — They’re Hard Core, Man!

  Ready for the cold hard truth – hard skills matter. They can make the difference in getting a job, earning a promotion, and choosing when you want to make a career move. What Are Hard Skills? Hard skills are the technical skills and knowledge you need to do your job effectively. They are: Job-specific Easy to quantify Practical and …

Avoiding Employee Termination  

As a business leader, responding to bad conduct and poor performance from your employees is part of the territory. Unfortunately, sometimes significant corrective action, such as pay suspension or dismissal, is necessary. In many circumstances, however, this can be avoided by a few preventative steps. Identify the Root Problem If an employee is continuously making the same mistake, maybe something …

On the Job Training  

Congratulations! Your business is once again up and running – under CDC guidelines, of course, but ready to roll. Some of your previous employees, however, are not coming back, and the new kid on the block needs a little help getting started. Actually, he/she needs a dose of OJT (on-the-job training). It’s time for a seasoned employee to teach the …