Who is Your Company’s Water Spider?

Who is Your Company’s Water Spider?

Water Spider or Mizusumashi is a lean manufacturing term referring to a person in a warehouse or production environment who is tasked with keeping work stations fully stocked with materials, thus controlling the continuous flow of productivity. It is far more than just a material handler since it requires that

Who’s the Real Loser?

Who’s the Real Loser?

What a loser, right? But who’s really the biggest loser? It’s actually the employer, who probably doesn’t even know the ticking time bomb they have working for them. How does an employer avoid making a hire like this to begin with? Many employers rely on whatever applicants walk in the door as their

10 Is The New 9

10 Is The New 9

When is the last time you raised entry level pay rates? Don’t guess. Look it up. If you haven’t adjusted pay rates in the last three years, chances are you are not keeping up with your competition. As a result, you are most likely experiencing excessive turnover which in turn has lead to

5 Golden Rules of Communication

5 Golden Rules of Communication

Life is often fast-paced, especially at work. It’s even more so ever since the advent of email and smart phones. Work seems to come at you now from every direction, even when you’re not at work. You can’t hide from emails and text messages and phone calls because when it’s coming to your phone, your boss and