Tag: employees

September 21, 2015

How Do You Check Up On Your Company?

It’s tough to see something, anything, looking from the inside out. Getting a true overview requires a clear idea of what you are looking for, as well as a method to confirm your observations. All sorts of thoughts here… what does this mean to a glass company today? If you sit at your desk or get up and wander through the shop, or go to […]

September 1, 2015

Does My Company Have to Give a Paid Coffee Break?

In a one-word answer: NO. Unless either: You have a labor contract that specifies this; or, you want to retain good employees. Well, the first point is obvious. It is the second point that really is the topic of this blog—holding on to your good employees in an economic time when companies in our industry are looking to steal every good employee they can. Many firms […]

August 10, 2015

Do This Now: Close Your Eyes and Count to Sixty

Just about all of you went, HUH?! What the heck is Bieber up to now? But you are not following directions, so let’s try this again: Close your eyes, take one minute, relax, and count to 60. Wasn’t that simple? By doing this, you invested one minute of your valuable time on this blog. This wasn’t so hard, but, honestly, I don’t think doing this […]

July 21, 2015

The Best Way Ever, Bar None, Tip-Of-The-Top Tip to Retain Customers

This is not one of those bullet-point lists that has 300 ways to do something. It is not even the top three. Or in baseball terms, this is the winner of the World Series in four straight. How can I be so sure of myself in making this outlandish statement? Is it because I just read a book about it? No. Did someone else whisper this […]

July 13, 2015

Two Finished and None to Go

Yup. The second wedding in as many weeks is over. First was our daughter’s two weeks ago, and this weekend our son, Philip, was married at the home of his bride. A wonderful fairy-tale time. The only thing that mattered was for Meaghan and Philip to have a great time. And they did. Now, Elaine and I are back home wondering what’s next on our calendar. Suddenly, six months […]