Tired of Hiring the Wrong Warehouse Employees? Weed Them Out with These Tips

December 27th, 2016
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Hiring new warehouse employees can be a challenge, and you may not have enough resources or time to be selective. As a result, bad employees can slip through the cracks and change the dynamics of your workplace. You need to take the lead on weeding out bad candidates before they end up becoming permanent employees. Making sure you have a good screening process in place can help. Here are some ways to prevent hiring managers from recruiting and hiring the wrong warehouse employees:

Do Some Online Research

You can learn a fair amount about an employee by looking at their social media accounts and online interactions. Posts about drug use, partying or frequent uses of profanity are some red flags to be on the lookout for. You don’t have to dig too deep to find posts like these, and if you see them more frequently than not, there’s a good chance you are looking at a bad hire.

Ask About Resume Gaps

If an employee has not been employed for several months at a time or appears to maintain very short-term jobs, they may not be the right candidate for a permanent position. Don’t be afraid to ask about resume gaps and long periods of unemployment. You need to determine whether the employee will stay around long enough to be a positive addition to your team and won’t be someone you will have to replace in the near future.

Ask Specific Interview Questions

There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to answering certain questions; however you do want to gauge how an employee manages stress or pressure, what they like about their job and how they handle challenges. Warehouse employees may have to work independently for long periods of time and work well with teams. You want to make sure anybody you hire is capable of handling a stressful work environment and can adapt to the new workplace.

If you need help hiring the right warehouse employees, consider working with a reputable staffing firm. Bear Staffing can help you find high-quality candidates for all types of warehouse positions.

Key Takeaways:

  • Look for signs of bad behavior on social media accounts
  • Don’t be afraid to ask about resume gaps
  • Ask specific interview questions to gauge how well the employee will handle the job