Separate the Heavy Freight from the Lighter Weight Freight,then allow freight handlers the choice of which freight they want to work with. And Pay More to the freight handlers that work with the Heavy Freight. It’s not Rocket Science!!,Seriously Heavy Freight is why the employee turnover is So High!!!
Don't ever have a mindset that any work is beneath you. The best leaders are the ones who don't mind getting their hands dirty,and helping with some of the grit work so production runs smoothly. Shouting is only necessary when someone is jeopardizing their own safety. When speaking to adults approach is key. You can still be firm while being respectful, soft spoken, and taking time to listen. Every package handler should be trained in all areas: smalls, swak, splitting, trailers,and shadow a pH trainer within the first 30 days. There needs to be better mentorship,accountability, and communication all the way around. Respect everyone that has a brain. When meetings take place there should be a person to represent each level of experience starting at entry level. Respect your entry level workers. They are the eyes, ears and backbone of the company. They often notice things before you do.
I agree management is totally ineffective they just sit around talking watching other people work and then wonder why it didnt get it done
Part of the problem is that package handlers are short started and get little to no training which in turn affects negatively on the drivers because the trucks don't get loaded correctly. It would help if loaders showed up on time and worked the full shift instead of leaving early to go to their other job. Left me with more work. Not cool.
Managers need to be more help instead of just pointing the finger on where an employee should go. Also just because you have a good worker on your team don't overwork a person because they can get that flow down quicker than others. Managers stop being lazy help out. Other than that everything will be fine.
The faster and more efficient you become means less hours being payed its like your working yourself out of a job,there has to be some type of monitary reward,cause if your the new hire low man or women on the totem pole your gone.
Extra staff helping out on super high volume days would help. Maybe even having a “floater” or 2 on each line would help. Ya know a staff members not assigned to any one truck but someone to help out when a truck or worker is overloaded. This would also stop needless 1min or less stopping of the line of packages.
Easier access to water, face masks, gloves would also help.
Just random thoughts.
Hire people with manager experience, not just someone who moves up from a driver position.
I would get rid of management altogether they are a waste of time and money.
Most operations management and senior management is ineffective. Remember, most people quit a job bc of their manager. Not bc of the position they hold. I quit bc of a manager that kept mistreating me. This wasn’t occurring to my coworkers. My coworkers kept telling me that she resented me bc I had previously been in management. She pulled every unethical maneuver with me. I finally had enough so I quit. I do miss my days at FedEx, obviously I don’t miss the mistreatment I had to endure!
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