3 Ways You Can Reduce Pain from Standing All Day

Employee with back pain

It’s normal to feel a little tired at the end of an eight-hour workday. But how can you mitigate the aches and pains that come with staying on your feet all day, every day?  There are ways to alleviate the soreness that comes from working in an environment that requires long stretches of standing, walking,… Read more »

How To Get Employees Out of Bed and Into Work

man sleeping

If we’re honest about it, we all have days when getting up and going to work doesn’t sound enjoyable. The dog is curled up just so, or the bed is extra comfortable, or there’s a big presentation that’s been causing a lot of stress. If managers feel that way, it’s likely that employees do as well. … Read more »

Do You Know Basic Saws and Their Different Uses?

If you’re working in a warehouse, you may have to use a saw as well as other tools occasionally. All saws cut and trim material, of course, ranging from plastic to wood to metal. But you may hear people in the warehouse, including your supervisors and coworkers, call them by many different names. Names can… Read more »

Start the Day Off by Saying Good Morning to Your Employees

All too many people don’t say good morning at the beginning of the work day. Whether it’s because they haven’t had enough coffee or had an exceptionally bad trek to the office, a simple “good morning” too often goes by the wayside at work.  In fact, you should start the day by making sure that… Read more »

Importance of Setting Expectations When New Employees Start

Onboarding Process When a new employee starts, you may have an onboarding process, a lunch with colleagues and training. While it is important to introduce the company, team members and the tasks the employee will perform, it is also very important to set expectations for the job.   Setting expectations helps employees know from the beginning what they are… Read more »

5 Tricks to Help You Wake Up In the Morning

There’s actually an old song that begins “Oh, how I hate to get up in the morning/ Oh, how I’d love to remain in bed.” Over the years, many people have shared those sympathies.   If you’re one of them, being on time to work can be a big problem. You may frustrate your supervisor and colleagues negatively impacting productivity. The situation may… Read more »

Brush up on Your Soft Skills to Land Your Next Job

Many employers think soft skills are more important than any other factor in getting a job. Soft skills are the intangible qualities and personal attributes that employees need, such as good communication skills and the ability to collaborate well on a team. Hard skills, by contrast, are the specific qualifications employees need to perform the… Read more »

The Importance of Exit Interviews to Improve Your Company

Even if you have great employee retention and morale, improvement on both those scores is a good idea, because both spur maximum productivity and teamwork. And if your retention and morale are average, or even subpar, all the more reason to pursue ways to improve. Enter the exit interview! Exit interviews are discussions with departing… Read more »

3 Ways to Turn Around an Interview That’s Going Poorly

Although every element in a job search contributes toward getting the job, your performance at an interview is a crucial make-or-break moment. If you do well, you advance to the next round (a job offer!). If you don’t do well, you’ll be thanked and probably never hear from the company again. What do you do… Read more »

How Acknowledging Your Best Employees Can Help Keep Them

Recognizing and praising employees who do a great job is one of the most important things you can do. Why? Employees who are praised develop more engagement in the workplace. They care about what happens on the job and to the company. And employees who have high levels of engagement are more satisfied on the… Read more »

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