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Are Your Warehouse Employees Miserable? How to Fix It.

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Every manufacturing plant and warehouse experiences ups and downs with morale. When employees are happy, productivity soars and turnover plummets. However, since these jobs often require repetitive duties, employees can become bored, underwhelmed and lack motivation. Their work becomes subpar, they miss deadlines and their attitudes reek of negativity, which catches like a cough. Next… Read more »

4 Tips for Implementing a New On-Site Policy

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As the construction industry grows and changes, business policies must often be adjusted to fit. Some workers, the ones who are hesitant to change, can be confused and frustrated by new on-site policies.  Whether your construction firm is large or small, focusing on a successful implementation of a new policy can encourage your employees to… Read more »

Creating a Loyal Light Industrial Employee

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Frequent turnover is an expense few employers can afford. The cost of high turnover is especially jagged when it slows or even halts production at an industrial plant or manufacturing facility. It’s up to supervisors and business owners to keep light industrial workers engaged with the company, and motivated to give superior performances in their… Read more »

3 Interview Questions to Evaluate Teamwork Skills

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How often does this happen – your hiring team spends months wading through the talent pool until they finally find the “right one.” However, in just a few weeks in, your job-site manager starts complaining that the skilled laborer simply isn’t getting along with the rest of the crew. Now, you find the whole construction… Read more »

4 Traits All Welding Candidates Should Possess

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Every supervisor or team lead knows that each individual employee can impact the overall function and workflow in any industrial work environment. One slow or ineffective worker can slow the whole system down. That’s why it’s important to make sure you hire the right employee the first time. Since welders are often the ones who… Read more »

Stop Losing Your Best People

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As the economy begins to pick back up, your top performers may end up getting offers from other companies. In past downturns and recoveries, many talented people jumped ship, especially when they perceived there was more opportunity elsewhere.   So what can you do to retain your best people? The key is to identify your… Read more »

Best Practices for How to Get a Promotion

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Do you have your sights set firmly on your future? If you’re a highly motivated employee, you are driven to succeed, and this means advancing to higher positions within your field. Simply marching into your boss’s office and asking for a promotion is a bold step, but you can take a few mini-steps to help… Read more »