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3 Tips That Will Make You a Better Warehouse Manager

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In a world that expects rapid or instant delivery of nearly any item imaginable, little thought is given to how the products we purchase are crafted, stored and transported before they land on our doorsteps. If you are a warehouse manager, however, you know these complexities all too well. Running an efficient warehouse takes a… Read more »

4 Mindsets of a Successful Leader

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How do great leaders think? While running a successful business requires a deep knowledge of the practical side of your field, smart business owners know that success depends as much on one’s attitude as on any other factor. So what is it that makes great leaders stand out from the rest? What helps them succeed… Read more »

5 Steps to Take When an Employee Is Injured on the Job

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No matter what field you work in, the possibility of injury is always on the horizon. For those who work in manufacturing and construction, this reality is much closer than you would like. Though the rate of workplace injuries has been declining for years, the nature of industrial labor should make safety your top concern… Read more »

Preventing Sunstroke and Heat Exhaustion

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Though stress and overexertion can leave their mark on any workplace, few areas are more hazardous than industrial and construction work sites. Due to extreme physical demands coupled with long hours under a hot sun, it is easy for a worker to endanger their health – or even their life! In fact, construction workers account… Read more »

Attracting Better Candidates Through Social Media

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Though you shouldn’t abandon your traditional hiring methods just yet, modern technology has opened up some incredibly productive ways of connecting with potential candidates. In fact, social media usage has become nearly universal, especially among the millennial generation. Since this age group forms the bulk of your potential candidates, it’s important to evaluate how your… Read more »

6 Safety Tips for Construction Sites

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Few workplaces are as hazardous as a construction site. In fact, the very nature of construction work means accidents are not only more likely, but they also tend to be serious, with over 20 percent of work-related deaths occurring in the construction sector. Clearly, safety should be a primary concern on every work site. If… Read more »

How to Hire a Great Customer Service Representative

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It doesn’t matter how great of a product you offer, if people don’t enjoy their experience with you, they will take their business elsewhere. In fact, surveys show that over 60 percent of people have walked away from a business interaction because of poor customer service. Clearly, the quality of your customer service directly impacts… Read more »

How to Tell if Someone Is a True Leader

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With US manufacturing poised for rapid growth, it’s important to look to the future. What should your company’s goals be? Who are your future leaders? The question of leadership, in particular, should always be on your mind. It’s quite possible that your future managers and executives already work at your company (or they may be… Read more »

How to Get Your Employees to Take Ownership of Their Work

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For over a century, the 40-hour workweek has been the standard for American businesses. While the average employee is locked into some variation of the daily nine-to-five, business owners tend to live by much more strenuous schedules. On average, business owners spend over 50 hours on the clock every week, and many – whether at… Read more »

Important Questions That Will Help You Evaluate Your Company Culture

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Your company culture defines how your employees interact with each other. In a job market that gives workers more freedom than ever to pick their career path, a dysfunctional corporate culture is certain to turn your best candidates away. In fact, it’s fair to say that focusing on maintaining a professional environment and setting clear… Read more »