Ways to Manage the Employee Who Thinks They Should Run the Place

Employee who thinks they can run the place

Is there anything more frustrating to deal with as a manager than an employee who doesn’t respect you? They can show this in little ways, from failing to respond to a greeting, not following directions, to openly defying their assignments, and seeing to it that others on the team do the same. All it takes is one… Read more »

What are the Duties of a Warehouse Assembler?

Warehouse Assembler

Is it time for a career change, or are you just starting out? Were you always good at puzzles or packing vehicles for long road trips? All of these attributes come in handy for warehouse assemblers.  Warehouses aren’t just for boxes of books and presents from online retailers, waiting to be loaded on to a shipping truck… Read more »

Is It Time To Change Your Management Style? Advice for 2020

Management Tips

Don’t look now, but the 2020 calendars are already on sale, and the holiday party invites will soon be flooding your mailbox. Hard to believe we’re on the edge of another year, another 365 days to do our best and try to be successful in our chosen fields and with our teams. (Actually, we get an… Read more »

Beginning Carpentry: How Can You Find A Carpentry Apprenticeship?

Man looking for an apprenticeship

As a kid, you didn’t decide to learn how to ride a bike one day and then instantly excel at it. Mastering a skill takes work, effort, patience, and practice, just like riding a bike.  When you’ve made the decision to try your hand at carpentry, one of the first steps will be securing an apprenticeship. … Read more »

Learn the Proper Techniques for Using a Sanding Machine

Person using a sander

There’s a deep, innate satisfaction in working with your hands, crafting something out of raw materials into a finished product of which you can be proud. It is vital to have the right tools for the job. Having a good foundation of safety and knowledge of how these powerful tools can be operated is both… Read more »

Employee Tardiness: When is it Time to Put Your Foot Down?

worker checking the time

Dolly Parton sang about working 9 to 5, but the reality is not all employees work what has traditionally been that eight-hour workday. Some come in a little earlier, others a little later, some work overnight or evening shifts.  But when an employee routinely and habitually comes in after her scheduled start time, what’s a… Read more »

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 »

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