Top 5 Qualities To Look For When Hiring Warehouse Employees
Warehouse employees play a vital part in the running of a successful warehouse process.
With a team of efficient, hardworking warehouse employees, your supply chain is guaranteed to run smoother with quicker turnarounds and increased customer satisfaction.
In our previous blog, we discussed the six ways to improve warehouse staff’s productivity. Expanding on this, hiring warehouse employees with the below qualities will naturally lead to increased productivity.
5 Qualities To Look For
Punctuality is vital. Not only is it a sign of respect, warehouse employees must arrive on time for productivity levels to remain high. Notice potential job candidates who make a point of showing up on time or even early to the interview, these are the people you want to hire.
First aid training
Do your warehouse employees know what to do in the event of an accident? Workers with first aid experience and prior training in safety procedures will have the ability to keep the warehouse and co-workers safe.
Every warehouse employee must understand the importance of safety. Hire staff who have a good record of following safety rules and avoiding workplace incidents.
Although warehouse work is considered ‘behind the scenes’, it is an essential part of any retailers relationship to its consumers. Good warehouse employees understand that their task is entirely customer-centric – even if they are not customer facing.
It’s nice to have staff that already have a little experience so that the process of hiring new employees and training them is easier. Take note of organised warehouse employees with expertise dealing with detailed paperwork or tracking stock.
Proof of Experience
An ideal warehouse employee won’t just know how to use equipment; they’ll have the certificates or license to prove it. Knowing they have put the time into becoming qualified means your mind can be at ease when leaving them alone on the warehouse floor.
Overall, what’s most important is that warehouse employees have a strong work ethic with the ability to learn and work quickly. You should desire staff that can work well in a team and when under pressure.