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Hiring Qualified Warehouse Staff

If you have a warehouse, chances are you already know finding the right staff can be challenging. When it comes to warehouse staffing, you need trained, experienced and motivated people. Here's some tips on how to find staff that is the right fit for your warehouse.

Running a warehouse requires you to know how to find the best workers. When it comes to warehouse staffing, you need trained, experienced and motivated people to do the work. This means testing and vetting candidates for their ability and mentality to effectively and efficiently do warehouse work. But it also means uncovering their history of how well they work with others.

Finding the right warehouse staff can make or break your business. Here are some ideas for you to consider when it comes to hiring the right people to work in your warehouse:


  • Those who work in HR understand how to ask specific questions about a potential employee's skills and training. But, a skilled person also needs to have the temperament for a job. That means you need to ask questions about a person's emotional intelligence for a job.

  • Emotional intelligence for warehouse staffers is the same for any specific job. If the candidate has the right skills, experience and expertise to do a job, that a good first step. But, if the person "doesn't play well with others," he or she may be a very unsuitable job candidate. In other words, if a potential job candidate gets overwhelmed easily when required to take inventory, this person's emotional intelligence will result in a bad hire. You want to find the best people who will be retainable.

  • Warehouse staffing requires an understanding about a job candidate's nature. In other words, a candidate might be able to do a certain job. However, if he/she can't count or read, acts arrogant, impatient, unmotivated, is untrustworthy, is often tardy, etc., the emotional intelligence quotient doesn't make for a suitable warehouse worker.

Remember to consider more than just a potential applicant's IQ. He/She also needs EQ or a matching temperament for the job as well.

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