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When hiring employees to work in your warehouse, you want to put together the most effective team possible. Having the right team in place means that members work more efficiently and collaboratively, helping to lower your business costs. Here are five areas to focus on when hiring a successful warehouse team: Recruiting The first step… Read more »

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The challenge of integrating Recruiting, Onboarding, and Training highlights the importance of advancing the progress of the individual from onboarding to training. The most recent blog on this subject, Onboarding with Purpose, addressed some effective elements of onboarding. Let’s advance the process to the training process, post the initial indoctrination to the company. The means… Read more »

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As a recruiter, you need to prepare for a phone interview in much the same way as a candidate would. Because your interview may be a candidate’s initial introduction to a position or company, you want to make a positive first impression. Here are some tips on how to conduct a phone interview the right… Read more »

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I had the privilege of being invited to the MRINetwork Convention. It has been more than 20 years since I attended such an event. There were some truly excellent speakers, however, one in particular caught my attention. The subject of goal setting is something I am passionate about. Importance of Metrics Elaine Farina delivered a… Read more »

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As a professional, you need to be active on LinkedIn. In today’s electronic age, industry professionals, hiring managers and recruiters want to connect with and learn all they can about you to see how they may benefit from having you in their network. Here are five reasons why you need a presence on LinkedIn. Be… Read more »

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The first blog in this series presented some sobering numbers with respect to employee engagement. Only 33% of U.S. workers are engaged while 38% are fully disengaged. Those not classified in either category are, at best, tepid about their jobs. Gallup tells us that 60% of Millennials in the U.S. workforce say they are currently… Read more »

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Searching for a job can be frustrating. If you’re applying for positions with multiple companies and not hearing anything back, your resume may need work. Because it’s your first introduction to an employer, you need to ensure your resume clearly shows why you’re the most qualified candidate for the position. Here are five potential reasons… Read more »

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The previous blog “Ethics in the Workplace” promised methods by which employees and employers can create an ethical culture. This column analyzes fear based cultures and actions that can be taken to eliminate this major driver of unethical behavior. Simply put, in a fear based culture an employees’ behavior is principally governed by fear. Often,… Read more »

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Building a strong relationship with your employees has many benefits. Not only will your employees trust and respect you, they’ll also improve their performance and help your company move forward. Here are seven tips for building a better relationship with your employees. Make Yourself Visible Rather than emailing or instant messaging your employees, talk with… Read more »

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On-boarding is also known as organizational socialization. It refers to the mechanisms through which new employees acquire the necessary knowledge skills, and behaviors to become effective organizational insiders. Research has demonstrated that these socialization techniques lead to positive outcomes. This includes: Higher job satisfaction Better job performance Greater organization commitment Reduction in occupational stress Effective… Read more »