Keeping your staff happy can accelerate growth and boost productivity. It’s an important component to achieving the most efficient workplace possible. However, it’s not always easy to keep your workers in mind. A competing set of interested parties is always vying for your concern and attention. You have to ruminate constantly about customer satisfaction. You… Read more »
Are You Managing Overtime Effectively?
Effectively managing overtime can represent the difference between accelerated expansion and stagnation. To grow, your business needs flexibility and the ability to absorb a sudden influx of orders. However, the tasks of coordinating and efficiently overseeing overtime can create challenges. After all, customers don’t follow prearranged production schedules. When they need something, they want it… Read more »
The Best Low-Cost Talent Retention Tips
Keeping your good employees is essential for building long-term success. However, the goal can be tricky. Sometimes, when faced with a hard budget ceiling, you need to get creative about your retention strategies. You must find low-cost ways to convince a place to stay for the long term. Obviously, retention becomes easier when you can… Read more »
Save a Life – Teach Your Warehouse Staff About Safety
Safety isn’t just a business concern. It’s a moral one as well. You hold the health and livelihoods of your workers in your hands. Their lives might literally depend on knowing the proper safety procedures around your warehouse. As such, you should view safety as a partnership. You might think of the topic in terms of insurance rates or… Read more »
Want to Bring Shy Employees Out of Their Shell? Here’s How.
You know the type: The ultimate introvert. The kind of person who avoids hides in the bathroom when you’re handing out assignments that involve presentations, or virtually crawls under the table to avoid speaking at meetings, or calls in sick on their birthday to avoid a breakroom celebration. It may not seem worth trying to… Read more »
5 Ways to Trick Your Employees Into Being More Productive
Leading a team can involve a lot of finesse. When you have creative and competent employees, the process can appear deceptively easy. But to draw out consistently strong performances (and to improve and evolve over time), you have to take a multifaceted approach. On a rotating basis, you can become task-master, psychologist, friend, rival and… Read more »
5 Simple Ways to Show Employees You’re Thankful for Them
A lot of families have the same Thanksgiving tradition. They go around the table and everyone lists at least one thing they are thankful for. For you, the phrase “good employees” could get mentioned every year. Efficient and reliable workers make everything easier. When you complete a project or beat your production quotas, it’s because… Read more »
What To Do When All Your Manufacturing Workers Request Off For The Holidays
The holidays are coming. Along with the traditional seasonal pressures of picking out the perfect present for your spouse and dealing with distant relatives with unorthodox political views, this time of year comes with a lot of business stress. For managers, this includes holiday schedules. Everyone wants time off. And they all want the same… Read more »
PrideStaff Live: Winning the Talent Wars
At PrideStaff, we’re always looking for new ways to help you overcome your toughest business challenges. Through our Innovations LIVE webinar series, we’ve partnered with some of the world’s leading experts to tackle your biggest HR, recruiting and talent management issues. Our next free Innovations LIVE webinar, “Winning the Talent Wars,” is coming up on Wednesday,… Read more »
Have You Had Enough of Your Employees Excuses? Try These Tips.
Projects miss deadlines. People show up late (or not at all). Customer complaints keep coming in. You try to fix the problems, but every time you talk to your employees, you get the same type of response – excuses. Not reasons, not explanations. Just lists of justifications for why what happened was no one’s fault…. Read more »