Keep Warehouse Employees Safe During the Second Wave of COVID

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COVID-19 has presented many workplaces with challenges—especially those in which employees are not able to work from home. Warehouses are one such place that must stick to recommended protocols to help workers stay safe.   As the second wave of COVID-19 is cropping up during cold and flu season, warehouses should continue the safety precautions they’ve…

Can Second-Chance Hiring Help Your Business?

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It can be difficult and time-consuming to find the right candidate. You want the best person for the job: someone who has the skills and experience, is willing to work hard for you, and who will stick around long-term. As you search through pages of profiles, you may find yourself asking—is the right person out…

Employees Keep “Ghosting” You? Try This.

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Have you found your company losing employees randomly? When they simply decide to stop showing up, you’ve been “ghosted,” and it can be as confusing as it is annoying. An employee who is suddenly gone leaves other employees to pick up all the loose ends left behind. Then there’s the time it takes to scramble to fill the position with…

How Much PPE am I Required to Provide?

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With a second wave of COVID-19 potentially on its way, employers should be prepared to help employees stay safe and healthy this flu season. OSHA has released guidance to help employers understand what personal protective equipment (PPE) they’re required to provide. Basically, it depends on the level of exposure risk of the employee’s position. At a minimum, employers…

Why Is Great Talent So Hard To Find?

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Are you trying to fill an open position at your company? It can be tough. Does this sound familiar:  You’re getting the job description ready to go. You’ve taken time to explain the position, describe why it’s awesome to work at your company, and the key qualifications. You’re excited—this is a good job, with good pay and…

Hiring New Employees Shouldn’t Be Scary

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What do you do when it’s time to hire a new employee?   It’s not something you can ignore for too long. When you need someone in place to do a job, you need them—it’s as simple as that.   The longer a position goes unfilled, the longer other employees are picking up the slack. And this…

Try These Tips to Help a Burned-out Employee

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They’re pretty easy to spot. Burned-out employees have lost their sparkle. They seem to be dragging themselves through the day—no speaking up at meetings, no idea sharing, and possibly missed deadlines and increased requests for time off. Burned-out employees have lost the edge that once set them apart from others.   Six ways to help a burned-out…

Six Ways to Lose Great Employees

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Every employer wants superstar employees on the books. But the thing about keeping all workers loyal is a comfortable and supportive work environment. This means one that caters to their health and well-being, supports professional growth, promotes idea sharing, and gives workers the respect and trust they deserve. Basically, a company culture that revolves around the concept…

What Soft Skills Should My Employees Possess?

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Beyond the required qualifications, you may be looking for other ways to distinguish your top candidate picks. If you’re looking to fill an opening and trying to decide between two perfectly qualified applicants, it can often help to look at their soft skills. In other words, traits that aren’t necessarily taught in any college or…

Four Tips to Becoming a Better Listener

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As an employer, your main job is to manage your workers. But this isn’t always an easy task! Across a diverse workforce comes a wide variety of viewpoints and opinions, and people don’t always agree. When conflicts arise in your company, it helps to practice good listening skills. By being a good listener, you can…