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nGROUP Performance Blog

Improving Your Labor Management

Posted by Ryan Cates on Nov 6, 2018 10:56:00 AM

Good labor-management involves striking the right balance between labor costs, worker health and safety, required output, and product quality. Achieving this balance is a continuous endeavor that’s complicated by the fact that, especially in this tight labor market, employers have to ensure high standards while still attracting and retaining talent.

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Topics: Workforce Management Tools, Workforce Management, Improve Efficiency, Improving Production Yields, employee retention, Labor Management, warehouse efficiency, performance partners, Improve Labor Management

Don’t Look for Answers to Employee Retention.  Look for Questions.

Posted by David on Mar 21, 2018 9:28:12 AM

Last week we reviewed evidence that when companies invest in practices that increase employee engagement, they conversely produce higher levels of customer satisfaction and realize a significant increase in revenue growth.  This is the reward of increasing employee engagement. Which leads us to a bigger question.  What is the consequence if you do not address employee engagement?

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Topics: Labor Management, Outsourcing, Business, reduce labor costs, employees, labor shortage, warehouse efficiency, employee retention

Energize Bottom Line Results by Energizing Employees

Posted by David on Feb 27, 2018 8:04:40 PM

We’ve all heard the saying, “attitude is everything.”

“There are only three measurements that tell you nearly everything you need to know about your organization’s performance: employee engagement, customer satisfaction, and cash flow.  It goes without saying that no company, small or large, can win over the long run without energized employees who believe in the mission and understand how to achieve it.”  - Jack Welch

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Topics: Labor Management, Business, Energize Employees, employee retention, reduce labor costs, training, Human Logistics, labor shortage, nGROUP

Bob Duron found ‘Magic’ in this Labor Cost Solution

Posted by David on Feb 6, 2018 8:03:50 AM

Like most operational executives, Bob Duron has faced THE CHALLENGE – How do you address worker retention, find enough good people, manage rising labor costs, implement productivity improvements AND reduce costs?

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Topics: Labor Management, Business, Energize Employees, employee retention, labor costs, reduce labor costs, Lean Manufacturing, labor shortage, warehouse efficiency, nGROUP, Labor Solutions, Labor Cost Solution

Solve Labor Challenges - The nGROUP Way

Posted by David on Aug 2, 2017 11:58:01 AM

We are all feeling the labor crunch. It’s hard to recruit, train, retain and make progress all at the same time. All of these labor challenges boil down to the fact that we are tasked with developing a rapport AND a system of accountability with the workers that ultimately determine our success. At nGROUP we have taken on such challenges and created a labor model with specific tools and competencies that maintains flexible staffing while delivering the performance and quality that companies seek – with less sweat.

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Topics: Insourcing, Labor Cost Solution, Labor Solutions, employee retention, labor costs, reduce labor costs, training, Outsourcing

Making Meetings Worth It

Posted by David on Oct 3, 2014 3:37:16 PM

By David Cook

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Topics: Human Logistics, Business, Management Mistakes, Energize Employees, employee retention, Labor Management, employees

Things to Consider When Looking for Workforce Management

Posted by David on Jul 2, 2014 3:16:28 PM

If temporary labor is a key component of your operational strategy, it may be time to reexamine your objectives AND understand how temporary labor has evolved from being a convenient, simple solution to a regulatory driven problem.

My first exposure to temporary labor was 1974.  Three buddies and I headed to Florida for Spring Break and we ran out of cash on the return trip somewhere near Jacksonville.  There were no cell phones to call home to have money electronically transferred to your debit card back then so we did the next best thing; We found work.

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Topics: Outsourcing, Business, Management Impact, Labor Cost Solution, Labor Solutions, employee retention, labor costs, reduce labor costs, Labor Management, labor shortage

Why "Pay for Performance" Incentive Programs Don’t Work

Posted by David on Jul 2, 2014 2:52:11 PM

We've been thought that workers will be more motivated if a financial carrot is dangled.  The increase in productivity will fund the incentives and boost morale.  But most of the time, this doesn’t work.  The individual and corporate goals don't match up and companies cannot measure true individual performance.

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Topics: Human Logistics, Labor Management, Business, Cost, Management Mistakes, Labor Cost Solution, Labor Solutions, Energize Employees, employee retention, labor costs, reduce labor costs, training, performance partners