How to Terminate an Employee: The Shift Manager’s Guide

February 21st, 2024|Categories: Conflict Resolution, Mentoring, Workplace Conflicts|

Firing an employee is no easy task for shift managers—even if you know it’s for the best for the organization, the team, and even the employee. It's a tough decision that comes with emotional and professional complexities, affecting not only the individual being let go but the entire team's morale and potentially your employer brand. The stakes are

Navigating the Manufacturing Landscape: Finding Your Fit in Entry-Level Production

January 30th, 2024|Categories: Career Advice, Manufacturing Industry, Mentoring|

The manufacturing sector has stood as a driving force behind global progress for centuries. It's a dynamic field that propels economies forward and creates products that touch every aspect of our lives. At the heart of this dynamic industry are the dedicated individuals who ensure production runs smoothly, efficiently, and effectively. The U.S. added around 800,000 jobs in

Transform Your Workforce for Long-Term Success With the Power of Direct Hire Staffing

January 16th, 2024|Categories: Direct Hire|

When it comes to hiring—particularly with the help of a staffing agency—you have a few options: temporary staffing, temp-to-hire staffing, and direct hire (or permanent hire). We’ve already discussed the benefits of temporary staffing, so let’s turn our attention to direct hire. Direct hire staffing involves the permanent placement of employees directly onto a company's payroll. There are

Forklift Drivers Are in High Demand—Here’s How to Break Into the Field

December 12th, 2023|Categories: Career Advice, Mentoring|

Forklift drivers are seeing a career spike, with demand projected to grow 7% from 2018 to 2028. As key players in material handling, forklift drivers (a.k.a. forklift operators) keep supply chains moving efficiently in warehouses and distribution centers. And with the growth of e-commerce and the expansion of distribution networks, skilled forklift drivers are needed now more than

Strategic Staffing: The Key to Preventing and Bouncing Back From Downtime in Industrial Manufacturing

December 11th, 2023|Categories: Manufacturing Industry, Productivity|

According to Forbes, unplanned downtime costs manufacturing companies a whopping $50 billion per year. These unexpected halts in production—whether due to equipment failure, staff shortages, or other unpleasant surprises—not only cause these painful financial losses, but they can disrupt the entire supply chain and the people who count on them. It’s no secret that every minute counts in

Material Handling Jobs Are on the Rise—Here’s How to Land a Great One

November 30th, 2023|Categories: Career Advice, Manufacturing Industry|

Are you considering a career move or seeking a stable and promising job opportunity? Look no further than material handling. A material handler helps a company's warehouse operations run smoothly by moving various products and goods. This sector is on a strong and steady rise with projections indicating that the Material Handling Equipment Market could reach over $408

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