How in the World do I Achieve Work-Life Balance?!


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Ahh –work-life balance. What is this mysterious, out-of-reach, seemingly impossible thing? It’s a catchphrase we always talk about, but it somehow seems to elude us. As a result, we end up frustrated at work and home because, despite our desire to defy the laws of physics, we can’t be in two places at one time,… Read more »

How to Organize a Warehouse


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When it comes to the efficiency of your warehouse, organization is the name of the game. Poor organization makes finding inventory more difficult and time-taking. It poses safety risks and creates challenging navigation. Ultimately, poor organization hampers productivity, stopping you from reaching your full potential as a light industrial manufacturer. Create a culture that centers… Read more »

Don’t Hire a Robot: Watching for Soft Skills During an Interview


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We live in an increasingly robotic world. Everything is becoming more and more automated and technology-driven. Even in the workplace, machinery and equipment replace people in countless industries. However, machinery and technology aren’t the only “robots” in the workforce. People can be a sort of robots as well. For example, if someone is entirely hard-skill… Read more »

7 Tips for Hiring Peak Season Employees in Light Industrial 


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For many, summer is a peak season, and managing the influx in production can lead to exhaustion and burnout for you and your employees. One way around burnout is by hiring temporary support staff. And since summer is coming much more quickly than anyone wants to admit, now is the time to start the hiring… Read more »

Overcoming the “Great Resignation”


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Nearly 40 million people left their jobs in 2021, and according to the U.S.  Bureau of Labor, that statistic remains on trend in 2022. In February alone, 4.4 million workers, a whole 2.9% of the workforce, voluntarily quit their jobs. More than 22,000 of those workers were in durable goods manufacturing. Why Are They Leaving?… Read more »

Are Your 2022 Business Goals Aligned with Coming Light Industrial Trends?


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Changes on the horizon are creating an interesting conundrum for the industry. Increased demand for products means your company will be busy. But, on the other hand, higher costs from tax increases, system upgrades, and decreased productivity caused by labor shortages and supply chain delays will challenge your bottom line. So how can you align… Read more »

Diversity and Inclusion: How to Promote in the Workplace


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While quite a few businesses have been focusing on greater diversity and inclusion in their workplaces over the past year, there is still substantial room for improvement. Research shows when companies build diverse teams, it supports higher productivity and employee engagement. Diversity has also been shown to boost creativity and problem-solving capabilities, given a business… Read more »

3 Warning Signs that Morale is Low Among Your Employees



The morale within your workforce is high when employees generally feel positive about the work they do, and when this is the case: It results in high productivity, greater employee retention, and more robust performances. Unfortunately, high employee morale isn’t a given and requires a lot of work. Managers need to make employees feel appreciated… Read more »

Target Top Talent by Making These 4 Tweaks to Your Job Descriptions


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If your organization is finding it difficult to locate and retain best-fit talent, you can do your company a massive favor by making smart tweaks to the descriptions in your future job postings. Unfortunately, quite a few companies have a tendency to mess up their hiring approach by using job descriptions that attract poor-fit candidates…. Read more »

5 Reasons Why Communication Matters to Your Workforce’s Safety



The best-laid plans are more likely to go astray because of poor communication, and workforce safety is no exception. Insufficient communication may also wind up causing a dangerous workplace environment, marked by a higher rate of accidents and illnesses. Poor communication can also impede the development of a strong culture around safety and health. Safety… Read more »