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49 Employee Engagement Ideas

As important as it is to work towards improving your organization’s levels of employee engagement, there’s not getting around the fact that it can be rather difficult. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Read 49 tips for keeping your employees engaged by clicking here.

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2018 Sales Success Stories: Unique Solutions to Unique Challenges

MHEDA members are known throughout the industry for taking on any challenge, big or small. But what differentiates a MHEDA member from other companies is the willingness and aptitude to tackle the unexpected obstacles. Unique challenges require unique solutions and our members have the experience to bring those solutions to life. Read the 2018 Sales Success Stories by clicking here.

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The Benefits and Challenges of ESOPs

The topic of transition plans has been a hot button issue throughout the industry in the last several years. As Baby Boomers have begun retiring, they need a transition plan to ensure that the company continues to thrive. We had the opportunity to speak with four MHEDA members who have ESOPs at their companies about the benefits and challenges of ...

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Defining MHEDA’s 2018 Critical Impact Factors

MHEDA’s 2017 Chairman of the Board Buddy Smith and CEO Liz Richards joined The MHEDA Journal for an interview to discuss the changes to this year’s Critical Impact Factors and how they will shape the material handling industry going forward. Read the full interview by clicking here.

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Valuing the Material Handling Business

By Roman Basi and Marcus Renwick Let me ask four tough questions: (1) Do you own a business that your family depends on? (2) Are you a partner in a business with or without a buy-sell agreement? (3) Are you in a difficult family situation? (4) Do you think you want to sell or retire from your business? If you ...

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Ecommerce and the Growing Demand for Technicians

By Steve Harrington In the year 2000, speculation in internet technology firms and web based companies became frenzied. People were talking about the incredible rise of the NASDAQ, their foray into day trading and the unique opportunity presented by the “Worldwide Web”. In board rooms across the country retailers and their suppliers were scrambling to develop e-commerce strategies, evaluating the ...

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On Your Mark. Get Set. LEAD!

By Randy Disharoon Statistics Don’t Lie The vast majority of today’s middle and upper management are Baby Boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964). Over the next 10 to 15 years, most of those positions will be vacated. The next generation to step up to leadership is the X Generation (those born between 1965 and 1980); however, the X Generation ...

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Preparing for 2020

By Kathryne A. Newton, Ph.D., Purdue University It’s often said that you just can’t find loyal employees anymore. I agree, you can’t find them… you have to build them. That’s just one of the ways that the new generation of employees is different from yesteryears. We are no longer in an era where all a manager has to do is ...

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My Hindsight Could Be Your Foresight

By Dr. Elaine Dembe 1. Explore life and live it as an adventure. – Even if you have no one to do it with. Never deny yourself the pleasure of doing something just because you are alone. Do it anyway. Remember the lyrics from the Tragically Hip song “Ahead by a Century ~ “No dress rehearsal, this is our life.” ...

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Engaged Employees Make or Break Your Business

By Jason Hewlett Disengaged and uncommitted employees cause more loss of money to business owners than anything else. I’m not talking about non-engaged employees, they at least keep the lights on…I’m talking about disengaged employees that drive business AWAY! Think of the last time you had a GREAT experience at a restaurant, a theme park, or checking into a hotel. ...

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