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Jul 29 2013

Longevity

Published byHank under attitude, retaining employees

When Leonard Nimoy as Star Trek’s Mr. Spock first uttered the words “Live long and prosper” in 1967 he was not referring to the length of one’s career.  Although by extension, longevity in one’s chosen profession isn’t a bad thing to wish on anyone.  And when the original series aired, the supposition was that most [...]

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Sep 03 2012

Labor Day 2012

Published byHank under hiring, retaining employees

If you are employed, hopefully this Labor Day you are enjoying a day of leisure; a day off from your job.  But you’re probably not giving a lot of thought to all those who must work today.  Not just those who devote the working part of their lives to retail, emergency services like police and [...]

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Sep 07 2009

Labor Day

Here it is Labor Day!  This is the day we honor and celebrate the hard working factory people of yesteryear, who fought and struggled for fair wages and hours.  The growth of factory work during the Industrial Revolution paved the way for many of the rights and privileges workers of all stripes receive today.  Competitive [...]

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Aug 10 2009

Act Like You Give A Damn!

I’m a firm believer in quality customer service!  I believe that in order for any business to build its brand, retain its existing customers and find new ones, it must be responsive to what the customer says about them and asks of them.
This does not mean that a business must take action to every comment [...]

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Jun 01 2009

Adventures In Hiring

The gentleman sitting next to me on a recent cross-country flight was in a talkative mood, so after learning that he was a small business owner, I got him to discuss his hiring practices. He proudly told me that in addition to recent college graduates, and experienced professionals, he regularly hires applicants from disadvantaged and [...]

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May 05 2009

Saving Your Best Assets

Attention Employers!  Like most business operators today, you are concerned with the maximizing resources, particularly your best assets.  You have a staff of wonderful, talented people who have shown you great loyalty and devotion.  Without this human capital you could never have achieved your success!
But times are hard!  Though you don’t want to, you feel [...]

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Jan 12 2009

Employers: How Creative Are You?

So you managed to get through 2008 without laying anyone off. You’ve tightened budgets, cut back on spending, held your own against your competition, and even earned a profit. Congratulations!
But 2009 looks like it will require additional belt tightening.  You recognize the loyalty of your staff, and you’ve tried to reward them, but you’re still [...]

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