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Ask Your MHEDA Board: Emerging Leaders

“How do you identify emerging leaders within your own company and how do you encourage them to learn and grow?” ASKED BY MHEDA Doug Carson, VP Marketing / Sales, Fallsway Equipment Company, Akron, OH We identify emerging leaders primarily by recognizing key traits we find valuable in personnel with upward mobility or management/leadership in their future. Some of these traits ...

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Confident Communications

By Amy Kinnaird You may not like it, but we’re always being judged. Consciously or unconsciously everyone judges. It may be how you look or what you say or how you say it. We communicate with our words and our body and our voice. And since you communicate all day, every day, you’re making an impression on the people around ...

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Launching The Certified Forklift Technician Program

MHEDA and the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) partnered to launch the Certified Forklift Technician (CFT) designation in 2017 as an effort to combat the “skills gap” shortage in the material handling industry. The CFT was created to raise performance of forklift technicians, assist individuals in finding higher paying jobs and help employers ensure their workforce is skilled and robust. ...

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What Do We Do With The New Guy/Girl? On-Boarding in 2018

By Andy Mcnulty What would the last new employee at your organization say to her spouse, at the end of the day, upon returning home and being asked: “So…how was it?” Would she say: “It was unbelievable! They had my desk ready, my business cards printed, my computer all set up. I got a tour of the whole facility by ...

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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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49 Employee Engagement Ideas

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet Your Team Will Love Editor’s Note: This is part two of a two part article. The first part contained the first 25 ideas and can be found in the 3rd Quarter 2017 issue of The MHEDA Journal, the second part below contains the remaining 24. As important as it is to work towards improving your organization’s ...

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The Benefits and Challenges of ESOPs

MHEDA members share their experiences with employee stock ownership plans 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. Some opt to sell the company to the next generation of ownership, ...

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49 Employee Engagement Ideas

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet Your Team Will Love By Tim Eisenhauer, Co-Founder and President of Axero Editor’s Note: This is part one of a two part article. The first part contains the first 25 ideas, the second part will contain the remaining 24. As important as it is to work towards improving your organization’s levels of employee engagement, there’s no ...

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MHEDA Works With MSSC to Develop Certified Forklift Technician Designation Program

For years, one of the biggest issues facing the material handling industry has been a “skills gap shortage.” Forklift dealers, especially, felt this crunch in the inability to find qualified technicians. Older technicians are retiring at a faster pace and there is not a large base of qualified employees to come in and take their place. Each year, MHEDA publishes ...

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Ask Your MHEDA Board: Recruiting

“How has your company been impacted by and addressed the skills gap and what recruiting best practices can you share with other MHEDA Members?” Asked by Dana Hopkins, President, Western Carolina Forklift, Inc. in Greensboro, North Carolina Buddy Smith, CEO, CMH Services, Columbia, SC We use a lot of tools and sources to find candidates including many on-line sources, military ...

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