Running a warehouse is demanding, and you need the right team in place to fill orders and meet productivity goals. At the same time, you have to work together to minimize costs and avoid problems and delays. To help you, here are some tips to keep in mind as you build your team:
Why is Building a Strong and Reliable Warehouse Team Important and How Can You Do It?
Hire the right-fit people from the start.
When you hire the right people for the right positions, it will go a long way in helping you build your company. A team in a warehouse needs to be able to collaborate and work together to not only meet expectations but maintain safety. It’s why when you are hiring, you should have uniform process in place, including assessing cultural fit, checking references, and performing skills testing.
Create a healthy culture.
When employees want to company to work and enjoy being part of a team, it’s going to benefit your company and your bottom line. It’s why working to create a strong, healthy culture makes sense. How can you do that? Offer opportunities for socialization, bring in food every so often, talk to employees about their workload and challenges, and make sure you’re holding those who aren’t following the rules accountable.
Focus on the fundamentals.
You need people who are professional, punctual, prepared for the job, and ready to work hard each day. If some people aren’t pulling their weight, it’s going to poison the whole team. It’s why assessing performance and offering feedback, as well as consequences for poor performance, is important.
On the other hand, when employees know you value their contributions, they’re more likely to stay motivated and meet productivity goals. Likewise, when other employees see their co-workers being rewarded, they’ll want to work harder to be rewarded too. Whatever your rewards are is up to you, but some to consider include extra vacation days, a cash bonus, a spa gift certificate, or tickets to a local sports event.
Get help from a staffing agency.
At OneSource Staffing Solutions, we can help you build a strong, smart team for your warehouse. We’ll work with you to find out your business goals and culture, then source, screen, and recruit top candidates for your open jobs. Contact us today to get started.