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Want to Attract and Retain a Strong Workforce? Be Innovative!

Posted in Material Handling, Outsource Equipment, Used Material Handling Equipment | Written by: Matt McDaniel
workers-659885_1280Today’s warehouses are under increased pressure to boost productivity without raising prices. However, it’s hard to perform at a high level if your warehouse workers aren’t up to the challenge. Understanding that a material handling facility is only as good as its employees, the material handling equipment experts at Outsource Equipment Company, strive to help clients attract and retain strong workforces through innovation.

According to a recent study, 31% of supply chain professionals surveyed said that a major challenge for implementing new technologies was a lack of talented workers on the job. As a result, many of these businesses are unable to install new technologies like sensors, cloud computing, automation devices, and inventory optimization tools. Because these technologies enable material handling businesses to be more productive, hiring talented employees is an essential task.

Tips for Attracting Talent

Here are some tips for adding more capable warehouse workers to your company payroll:

  • Offer Opportunities for Growth: Most warehouse workers don’t want to take a position that offers little opportunity for advancement. One of the best ways to attract top people to your company is to provide options for climbing the company ladder. In the long run, employees who feel they have a future at a company are more likely to invest their time and effort into doing a good job.
  • Focus on Ergonomics: Many warehouse employees deal with unsafe working conditions on a regular basis. Not only are they required to lift heavy loads, but they may also have to move items placed at heights that are not optimal. If you want to attract top workers to your warehouse business, it’s important to invest in ergonomics. By placing heavier items between knee and elbow height, you can reduce instances of musculoskeletal injuries on the job.
Let Outsource Equipment Help Keep Your Workforce Engaged

Based in Oviedo, FL, Outsource Equipment prides itself on helping material handling businesses of all sizes improve their processes and performances. For more information about their new and used material handling equipment and services, call 877-741-6711 today, or contact the team online. You can rest assured that your success is a priority.

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