3 Retention Strategies to Start Implementing

Retaining your best employees is critically important to your company. Not only can high turnover impact morale, but also profits. On top of that, the cost to replace workers is especially steep since unemployment is so low. The stakes, therefore, are high. The good news is that you can plan ahead to retain your employees.… Read More »

Here’s What It Takes to be a Grocery Merchandiser

So you want to be a grocery merchandiser? Or perhaps you’ve heard it’s a good career, but aren’t really ensure what it entails. You’ll need more than a positive attitude and a strong work ethic. Merchandisers are essentially responsible for the products you see in stores from the point when they’re delivered until they’re sold… Read More »

4 Signs You’ve Hired the Right Candidate

When it comes to your final hiring decision, it doesn’t always work out. In some cases, the candidate you ultimately chose didn’t fit with the culture, the role, or some other aspect of the opportunity. The good news is that in most instances, a new hire hits the ground running and can become a positive… Read More »

Question Time: How Do You Deal With Pressure or Stressful Situations?

You know there are a litany of common interview questions to prepare for. But when it comes to talking about a stressful or pressure-filled situation, the example you highlight needs to end well. In order to do that, you can’t simply wing it. You have to take a few steps first, so that you have… Read More »

Workplace Conflict? Here’s How to Mediate

When it comes to managing your team, conflict is inevitable. With so many diverse personalities and different pressures throughout the day, it’s easy for tension to arise. When this happens, it’s important to mediate as soon as possible, so it doesn’t take root and spread on your team, impacting its overall productivity and health. If… Read More »

Question Time: Tell Me About a Time You Went Above & Beyond For a Job

In a previous post, we discussed 6 of the Most Common Interview Questions & How to Answer Them. While there are endless other ones to consider and potentially prepare for, another common one that can often get asked is to “tell me about a time you went above and beyond for a job.” Hiring managers… Read More »

Help! Should I Hire More Employees or Pay Overtime?

The New Year has just begun and already you have more demand than you expected. The question now is whether you can sustain it. If you can, perhaps it’s time to hire more staff. If you’re not sure, maybe paying for overtime is a better option to consider. Whatever situation you’re in, here are some… Read More »

6 of the Most Common Interview Questions & How to Answer Them

When it comes to the job search process, the interview is often the most nerve-wracking part. The good news is that the more you prepare ahead of time, the more confidence you’ll have walking into your next meeting with a hiring manager. And the team at Future Force is here to help. You can get… Read More »

4 Ways to Find Your Management Style for 2020

Looking to up your management game in 2020? Don’t know where to begin? One place to start is with determining your management style. This is especially true if you’re new to a leadership position. Finding yours is important because it will guide how you lead your team of employees. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to leadership… Read More »

Here’s How To Deal With “That” Coworker

Whatever stage you are in your career, you’ve likely come across at least one: the problematic co-worker. Whether they’re loud and abrasive, know-it-alls, lazy, or just plain rude, they make coming to the office each day a challenge. So how can you deal with the situation so that you can work in peace? Here are… Read More »

4 Common Warehouse Dangers & How To Avoid Them

In a warehouse work environment, even a small hazard can lead to a major accident. It’s not surprising given that there are dangerous materials, like hazardous chemicals, on-site, as well as large machinery and equipment that doesn’t stop moving. It’s why employers need to have an eye on safety at all times and address any… Read More »

10 Common Job Interview Questions

Getting ready for an important interview? There’s a lot on the line. The quality of your answers will likely determine whether or not you get the offer. So how can you impress the hiring manager? By preparing ahead of time for some of the most commonly asked questions. Here’s a look at 10 of them… Read More »

Beware: These OSHA Regulations Are Commonly Overlooked in Manufacturing Facilities

When it comes to OSHA regulations, there’s a lot of them. It’s therefore no surprise that some fly under the radar for many manufacturing employers. The problem is that they’re on the list for OSHA inspectors to check if they audit your site, leading to a citation and even a fine, especially if it’s a… Read More »

Here’s Why It’s Okay to Take a Seasonal Position

The holiday season is just around the corner. There are plenty of jobs out there, as a result, but they’re just temporary. Feeling unsure about whether you should wait for a full-time opportunity to come your way or whether you should jump into the seasonal job market? Here are a few reasons you might want… Read More »

6 Reasons Why Workplace Safety Is So Important

As a manager, you’re focused on productivity and profits. But does workplace safety also top your list of priorities? If it doesn’t, it should. Here are six reasons why: Reason #1: You’ll avoid accidents. There were 4,679 workers killed on the job in 2014, according to OSHA. Likewise, there were almost three million recorded injuries… Read More »