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nGROUP Performance Blog

What Makes A Good Manager: Characteristics To Look For

Posted by Ryan Cates on Dec 17, 2018 10:44:00 AM

When it comes to filling management positions, many companies prefer to hire from within. The reasoning behind this is often that an existing employee knows the company culture, has established relationships within the organization, understands operational goals and has insight into the various challenges the company faces — all factors that would theoretically allow him or her to hit the ground running in the new position.

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Topics: Making a Good Manager, Improve Labor Management, Workforce Management Tools, Workforce Management, Manufacturing Management, Management Impact, Management Mistakes, reduce labor costs, Labor Management, labor shortage

The Status Quo Is Your Biggest Competitor

Posted by Ryan Cates on Dec 11, 2018 10:21:00 AM

Are you looking for ways to drive down labor costs and improve your organization’s performance?

If so, then it’s important to understand that your most important challenge in this endeavor might not be a talent shortage or the implementation of a new technology. The truth is that after working with many companies across multiple industries, we’ve consistently found that the biggest challenge to making sustainable improvements is the adherence to the status quo within the workplace.

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Topics: Challenge The Status Quo, Improve Labor Management, Workforce Management, Labor Solutions, reduce labor costs, labor costs, Labor Management

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

Grow Top Line Faster with Innovative Labor Strategy

Posted by David on May 18, 2015 9:07:15 AM

Labor-intensive businesses in today’s economy are up against a number of revised tax laws, making it increasingly difficult to maintain or increase profit. The Affordable Care Act alone places additional costs and compliance burdens on businesses with 50 or more employees. Adding to this weight is the increased litigation and costs associated with labor unions and “permatemp” employment.  So, how can a company stay in compliance, reduce or maintain labor costs, AND increase their top line?

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Topics: Business, Cost, Improve Labor Management, Labor Cost Solution, reduce labor costs, performance partners

A new way to think about budgeting labor costs for 2016

Posted by David on May 4, 2015 10:17:40 AM

Many executives within the manufacturing and distribution industry are facing a budgeting process that will ultimately make or break their company’s 2016 earnings. Now is the time to think about what strategies will deliver desired results.

New regulations and a changing business climate are creating an environment that forces a company to find prosperity in innovative ways.

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Topics: Business, Cost, Improve Labor Management, Workforce Management, Labor Cost Solution, Labor Solutions, reduce labor costs, Labor Management, labor shortage, nGROUP

Alternative Solutions to Corporations Seeking Labor Compliance

Posted by David on May 3, 2015 10:30:05 PM

With the majority of the “Obamacare” Affordable Care Act (ACA), mandates going into effect in 2014, executives and human resource professionals across the country are scratching their heads trying to figure out the best strategy for labor compliance and cost improvements. nGROUP Performance Partners, a national on-site outsourcing provider, is answering their call with a business model that offers solutions in both critical areas.

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Topics: Human Logistics, Labor Management, Business, Cost, Improve Labor Management, Labor Cost Solution, reduce labor costs, labor shortage, nGROUP

Revisiting The Talent Myth

Posted by Ryan Cates on Dec 15, 2014 2:38:46 PM

One of my favorite themes in Malcolm Gladwell’s work is his perspective on talent. Several of his books and essays focus on how we identify talent, how it develops and what it is. The concepts are worth revisiting as I see a lot of essays, blogs, and articles focused on the theme of how to find and engage the “best talent”.

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Topics: Human Logistics, Business, Improve Labor Management, Workforce Management, Employee Impact, Management Impact, Labor Management