Tag: hiring

May 17, 2022

The War for Talent

I want to follow up on my last blog. One of the continuing issues I hear every day is the challenge of finding good people—as I keep reading, “The War for Talent.” With wage inflation an issue and a shortage of available talent, glass shops are all looking for ways to attract good people. One way is to outbid the competition. This decision can affect […]

May 10, 2022

What Do You Do When A Good Employee Asks For A Raise?

Paul Daniels wrote a great blog last week in our Tuesdays with Paul.  He wrote about an employee (let’s call her Paula) who walked into the office where she works (surprise…the company is Paul’s Glass Shop) and asks Paul, the owner, for a raise.  This happened in April of this year. Paul and Paula spoke for 10 minutes and Paula told Paul she would like […]

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 […]