How to be an effective communicator at work

Good communication is key in the workplace to ensuring an effective team. Are you doing your bit to ensure you’re a good communicator at work? Take a look at our top tips. Everybody’s different! People communicate in different ways and benefit from different communication methods. Utilise all channels available to

How organisations are coping with the driver shortage

According to a recent survey, a shortage of drivers and other skilled workers is still the biggest challenge faced by the logistics sector. How is this still a problem faced by the industry and how can things change? It’s clear that it’s a competitive market for skilled workers and political

How to manage an employment gap on your CV

There are countless reasons as to why there might be a gap in your employment on your CV, but it’s important you address a gap head on with any potential employer. Here’s how. Always be honest. Depending on the situation depends on how much information you need to provide, but

What should we expect for logistics in 2019?

2019 is well underway already, and the sector is poised to enjoy some significant shifts this year. So what are the top trends for logistics in 2019?It’s all about speed. Consumer demand is continuing to grow – Customers expect a speedy ordering time, as well as

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Changes to the National Living and National Minimum Wage

It’s that time of year again! As of April 2019, there are changes coming to the National Living and National Minimum wage. The National Living Wage and the National Minimum wage rates are paid according to your age. Apprentices are paid the “apprentice” wage if they are 19 or under

What are the top skills employers are looking for?

When you’re job searching, it’s vital you demonstrate your skill sets, and how they match with the needs of your potential new employer. Whilst this can be varied, there are certain core skillsets every employer is seeking – here’s the skill sets you should be promoting and focussing on when

Does your heavy goods vehicle need testing?

In case you’re unaware, as of May 2018 the law changed and now some heavy goods vehicles are no longer exempt from having an annual test (MOT). Some vehicles will need testing by their tax renewal, whilst others must be tested by May 2019. Do you need to book a

3 wheel or 4 wheel?

Choosing the right forklift for your warehouse is very important, depending greatly on the type of tasks your forklift will be expected to perform. Here we discuss the key differences between 3 wheel and 4 wheel forklifts, so you can choose wisely! 3 wheel forklifts have greater manoeuvrability, able to

Are personality tests effective in the hiring process?

The hiring process differs between organisations according to their individual needs, and some organisations use personality tests as part of the hiring process to try and find out who candidates really are. But are these tests an effective measure of a good hire? Pick the right one. There are countless

Driving Offences: What you need to know

If you drive for a living, your licence is of utmost importance, and driving offences can complicate matters. Here’s everything you need to know about what to do if you have or acquire a driving offence if you drive for a living.What driving offence? There are

Why is January a great time to start job hunting?

How’s 2019 treating you so far? We’re already half way through January, and it’s a vital time (if you haven’t done so already) to get your job search back on track. But why is January such a good time for job hunting? It’s a fresh start! Companies have different priorities

How can you improve time management in the warehouse?

Time is money! How much is your warehouse losing due to time inefficiency? There are some simple changes you can make to improve your warehouse time management – here’s our top tips. Find a software that works for you. Digital technology offers lots of opportunities to streamline your warehouse processes

How to handle the office Christmas party

It’s that time of year again, and work place parties are in full swing, celebrating the festive season! How can you make sure you navigate the (sometimes) dreaded office party? Here’s our top tips. Socialise! It’s time to unwind and socialise more closely with your colleagues, in a way you

Protect your warehouse against forklift damage

For many warehouses, forklifts are essential tools in moving goods quickly and efficiently. However, as powerful and heavy machines they can cause a lot of damage if the right precautions aren’t taken – here’s how to protect your warehouse from forklift wear and tear. Invest in column and post protectors.

Why you should temp this Christmas

It’s that time of year again! It’s a busy time for business, and there are a number of new temp opportunities out there as companies need a little extra resource this Christmas. Here’s why you should consider a Christmas temp opportunity in your job search. It’s the most wonderful time