Three Steps to Becoming the Leader You Wish You Were

Becoming a Better Leader in Nashville Tennessee

What comes to mind when you think of a good leader? You might call to mind a person whom employees admire and respect, with qualities that inspire people to do and be the same. The best leaders are influential because they show those around them what it means to have depth of character and good… Read more »

[Navigating Difficult Conversations] Performance Evaluations and Demotions

Performance Evaluation and Demotion Conversations | Wood Personnel

Discussing a demotion with an employee can be a challenging conversation. This situation is often seen as negative, especially if it’s related to a reduction in pay. It’s important to prepare for this conversation to help it go as smoothly as possible, and most critical to present it as positively as possible to be respectful… Read more »

Navigating Difficult Conversations: Salary/Raise Negotiations

Discussing Salary Negotiations with Employees

Talking with employees about money can be an awkward conversation to have. Still, it’s a topic you will eventually need to cover. Raises, promotions and bonuses are part of the compensation package at many companies, and of course before they happen, you need to let employees know. With practice and the right skills, you can ease the pressure of conversations about… Read more »

How to React to an Employee Who Visibly “Just Needs a Minute” to Regroup

Helping Employee that is Stressed

Some employees handle stress better than others. So, from time to time, you may notice an employee who appears to be overwhelmed—and possibly about to break down. As an employer, what can you do to help? Five Ways to Approach a Frazzled Employee It’s all in your technique and your support process. To help an employee decompress, you can follow these… Read more »

Benefits of Maintaining Strong Communication With Your Candidates Through A Crisis

Maintaining Communication with Candidates When Hiring

Communicating with your candidates is always important, but maintaining strong communication with them during a crisis can set you apart from your competitors. Thanks to COVID-19, our economy came to a grinding halt in March, and businesses are facing unique challenges. On one hand, millions of businesses were deemed “non-essential” and were forced to close… Read more »

Keep Drama Out of Any Workplace

Some employees may have a flare for the dramatic. But this rarely adds positive energy to the team (unless you’re an improv group or creating major motion pictures). Instead, drama adds tension to the work environment and can put others on edge, detracting from productivity and teamwork. Five Ways to Decrease Drama Amongst Employees It’s… Read more »

Three Problems Every Warehouse Deals With

In our current economy, essential industries are busier than ever. Some employees find themselves working from home, while others—such as warehouse workers—are still out on the front lines. Many consumers are relying on online ordering to fulfill needs for groceries, household items and other products, plus stores are scrambling to restock certain in-demand items. This… Read more »

What benefits do you get with a recruiting agency?

In search of a new job? It always helps to have an ally in your corner, and there’s no one quite like a recruiter. Recruiters are experts at what they do—placing their clients with qualified candidates. They can help your job search move along much easier than going it alone.   Four reasons to work with a recruiter  Feeling skeptical? You… Read more »

Prevent potentially dangerous April Fool’s Day pranks

It’s good to have a sense of humor, but not when it jeopardizes the safety of your workers. You may be in a work environment where employees are simply too busy to worry about pulling off a prank, and if that’s the case, you’re likely in good shape as April Fool’s Day approaches. But, as the blue ribbon of… Read more »

How to improve workplace culture in the warehouse

Workplace Safety

Your company culture helps motivate your employees and adds to their job satisfaction. When your workers are surrounded by a positive and supportive environment, it will help them thrive and do their very best—improving productivity and quality of output.  Five ways to boost employee satisfaction in your warehouse  You can build an engaging culture in your warehouse with these tips from… Read more »