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nGROUP Performance Blog

Understanding the Situation: Employee Impact on Your Business

Posted by David Hair on Dec 3, 2018 4:39:00 PM

Your employees are the backbone of your business. Satisfied, engaged, and high-performing employees can help your organization advance. On the other hand, an unhappy, unengaged, and underperforming workforce can hold you back and have an adverse effect on your competitive positioning. By understanding the current labor landscape and assessing its impact on your business, you can determine what steps you need to take to maximize the potential of your workforce.

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Topics: Increase Productivity, Improve Efficiency, Employee Impact, reduce labor costs, warehouse efficiency, labor shortage, Labor Management, Energize Employees

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

New Year, New Energy: Positive Change Requires Positive Energy

Posted by David on Jan 24, 2017 9:36:30 AM
Are you heading into the new year with new challenges and aggressive corporate objectives? If so, you have probably completed detailed research, developed strategies, and lead countless meetings in preparation to facilitate change in your labor-intensive operations. But have you given thought to how you are going to create the energy necessary for change to truly take place - not just on paper - but in the minds and habits of your workforce? In other words, positive and lasting change requires positive and lasting energy to be accepted and adopted at an individual level.
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Topics: Human Logistics, Labor Management, Outsourcing, Business, Process Analysis, Analysis, Energize Employees, performance partners

A Better Culture On The Production Floor

Posted by Ryan Cates on Nov 12, 2014 6:43:48 PM

Years ago I worked with two 3PL’s that had cross-docking operations in the Southeastern US.  On paper, the businesses were strikingly similar. Both supported big box retailers with highly manual processes. They had dramatic fluctuations in volume and frequent interruptions to production planning due to upstream supply chain issues. The companies paid market competitive, but relatively meager wages, and had a workforce primarily made up of minorities.

However, their cultures were as different as night and day. So, what made these two similar operations so different?

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Topics: Human Logistics, Business, Workforce Management, 3PL, Increase Productivity, Employee Impact, Energize Employees, Labor Management

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

Beyond Minimum Wage: Are You Paying or Being Paid a "Living Wage?"

Posted by David on Sep 4, 2014 3:06:33 PM

A term you’ll often hear in conjunction with minimum wage is “living wage”, which is the amount an individual must earn to cover a normal standard of living.  Living wage is becoming the standard for how the minimum wage should be calculated.

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Topics: Business, Cost, Employee Impact, Labor Solutions, Energize Employees, labor costs, reduce labor costs, Human Logistics, labor shortage

The Art and Science of Motivation

Posted by David on Jul 2, 2014 3:17:47 PM

There are two layers to nGROUP’s approach to success.  Conducting and implementing numerous studies to discover what is needed for us to meet production goals is the science of what we do.  The consistent ability to motivate workers is the art of what we do.  Technology has allowed us to unite art and science into one labor management system.

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Topics: Human Logistics, Business, Management Mistakes, Energize Employees, reduce labor costs, Lean Manufacturing, Labor Management, warehouse efficiency, nGROUP

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