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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 »

Worker Injured While Goofing Off. Should They Get Workers’ Comp?

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Nearly 50 injuries occur on job sites and plant floors every minute in the United States. When these situations occur, workers’ compensation helps employees earn an income even when they are taking time off to heal. To be receive these worker’s comp benefits, an injured employee must fulfill two basic requirements: You must be an… Read more »

How to Make Resignation Announcements to Your Construction Team

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Turnover is one of the most complicated situations a construction manager has to deal with. Conducting a search, interviewing candidates and making an offer can be extremely time consuming, which makes finishing projects on time more stressful. In additional to all that, announcing to the rest of your crew that an employee has resigned or… 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 »

Are These 3 Invisible Risks Making Your Workers Unsafe?

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More than 3 million workers were injured on the job in 2013, according to recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics. In that same year 4,585 workers died from injuries, accidents and illnesses related to their jobs. With numbers like these, can you afford to slack off on your safety practices? Sometimes… 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 »