How to Recruit Generation Z in 2020

December 18, 2019

            Members of Generation Z (Gen Z) – will soon add 61 million people to the workforce.1 While recruiting Gen Z-ers, keep in mind that they are different from the employees that came before them. What worked at the beginning of the decade is no longer effective as we enter 2020.  Who is Gen Z? Gen… View Article

The Importance of Diversity in the Workplace

October 18, 2019

MS-IL Staffing & Packaging is proud to be a woman-owned and minority-owned staffing agency. When Leticia Snoddy started MS-IL Staffing in 2001, she was a single mother running MS-IL Staffing out of her basement. Overtime, MS-IL grew to be a thriving staffing agency with ten locations across Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky helping thousands of people… View Article

Maintaining a Healthy Work-Life​​ Balance

October 16, 2019

It’s normal for work to seem like it’s taking over our lives. The desire to succeed is good to have, but sometimes it can leave us forgetting about our well-being. It’s important to have a healthy work-life balance to avoid damaging your physical, emotional, mental, and career health.   Balancing work and life is a lot… View Article

Night Shift Employee Challenges and Solutions

October 16, 2019

Although working 9 to 5 is the most typical schedule for an American worker, about 15 percent of workers in the U.S. work on shifts outside of the traditional daytime hours.* Some people are able to work through the night with no problems, while others can experience several health issues associated with their night shift… View Article

3 Important Forklift Safety Tips

June 28, 2019

It’s extremely important to have a safe workplace and if your company uses forklifts, this is a major area of safety concern. While forklift safety is a top priority, following a few simple tips is all it takes to keep your company running smoothly and successfully. Make sure you ensure the safety of your forklift… View Article

3 Reasons it’s Important to Have an Open-Door Policy

June 21, 2019

There’s plenty of management advice out there and as a manager, you’ve probably heard it all. One of the most common terms you’ve heard is that you should have an open-door policy. While that sounds fine, it’s important to know the reasoning behind it. Open Flow of Communication When managers welcome the open-door policy, they… View Article

4 Tips to Create a More Productive Work Environment

June 14, 2019

While it’s important to focus on keeping your employees happy and engaged, it’s also necessary to create a work environment that encourages productivity. 4 Ways to Create a Productive Work Environment 1. Establish Values Core company values keep the organization productive on all levels. They help define who you hire, what work or clients you… View Article

Making the Most of Your Temporary Job

June 7, 2019

Temporary jobs are an effective and popular option for both employers and prospective workers. Temp work is a great way to bridge the gap between full-time positions and it’s also a way to test-drive a company before being fully committed to a job. It’s important to make the most of each job opportunity because these… View Article

6 Simple Tips to Keep Your Employees Happy and Productive

May 31, 2019

Every successful business has a team of workers who feel valued, are happy and stay productive. While this may seem like an unreachable dream for any manager, there are several simple tips to make sure your employees are taken care of, feel appreciated, and stay positive and productive day after day. Recognize Progress Be sure… View Article

Steps for Improving Your Company’s Brand to Attract Talent

May 24, 2019

When some people hear the phrase “company branding,” they only think of colors and logos. While these are parts of the branding effort, it’s much more integrated and layered than that – especially when it comes to attracting the right employees for your company What Does Branding Mean to You? As managers or professionals in… View Article

4 Skilled Trades That Will Make You More Money

May 17, 2019

Skilled trades are a promising field for many people to pursue. There are currently more open jobs for skilled trades than there are qualified workers. With this type of possibility, job seekers should consider learning skilled trades to find a secure and lucrative job. Skilled trades require school and training. While most vocational schools have… View Article

Tips for Keeping Your Warehouse Employees Safe

April 26, 2019

A warehouse is a busy place and there are many ways for a minute of negligence to turn into a serious accident. These accidents could cause a loss of productivity, workers’ comp clain or worse, the loss of a life. As a manager, you can take a few simple steps to keep your employees safe…. View Article

The Skills Needed to Be a Forklift Operator

April 19, 2019

An appealing job for many is to become a forklift operator. While some jobs are decreasing because of the evolution of many industries, there is still a high demand for warehouse jobs, including forklift operators. To be noticed in a sea of applicants, be sure you have the skills that companies want. 3 Skills You… View Article

Learn Five Benefits of Working With a Staffing Agency

April 12, 2019

Almost any business owner or hiring manager has at some point faced the dilemma of having open positions at their company without a good pool of qualified talent. This can be extremely frustrating and also costly to the company if open positions are slowing productivity. Thankfully, a staffing agency can be a helpful partner to… View Article