Tag: hiring

October 19, 2021

Are You Willing To Place A Bet On People?

What are the odds on this bet? What would I win? Can I lose? Here are the answers: The odds are 70-30 in your favor; your win would be a new employee or two, and yes, you could lose. But that is what betting is all about. Roughly a quarter of a million, mostly men, are released from federal, state, and local prisons every year, and […]

April 17, 2017

The First Week is the Most Important

It sure is. But which first week? Was it the first week’s health report for my new grandson, Sandy? Was it the first two weeks for the Mets, who are doing very well? Is it the first week when you own a new car and baby it, not having your first fast-food meal on the fly? ‘None of the above’ is the right answer. It […]

March 7, 2017

Why You Should Do a Second Interview When Hiring

Easy answer: You will hire better candidates who will stay with you longer. Guaranteed by Paul. No question about it. Okay, you put an ad in the paper or online for a left-handed, must-be-under-40 soda bottle opener to be your personal assistant for opening your Diet Coke… or some other position that might actually exist in helping your company succeed. You get 57 resumes, call 15 people, and […]

August 16, 2016

Don’t Settle For Second Best When You Hire Personnel

I know the job market for experienced folks in the glass industry is an ever-increasing problem. Two people arrive at your office to apply for a position you have created due to your business expanding. Neither ‘Alan’ nor ‘Bob’ is great, but each one might be able to do the job. How do you pick the right one? The really simple and elegant answer is […]

March 29, 2016

What It Really Costs To Fire And Replace An Employee

You have an employee, let’s call him Dave. Your foreman, Sam, wants to let him go because he broke an insulating glass unit on the job today. It happened to be the last corner unit on a large job, and you’ll have to wait on a replacement unit and getting a final check. Not a pretty situation. Currently, there is one heck of a shortage of qualified […]