Tag: training

August 22, 2017

The Subject is Onboarding

And it is the most important part of an employee’s success in their first year of working for you. Onboarding is the process of setting the atmosphere and work routines of a new employee. A company with good onboarding programs will reduce turnover by more than 50 percent. The biggest turnover point in any company, anywhere in our country, is during the first six months […]

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 […]

February 28, 2017

How to Hang on to the Employee You Just Hired

Most employees who leave their jobs do so during the first 60 days. They decide the job isn’t for them, or there was no clear path to grow on, or they were not given the training to help them succeed. You spent a lot of money to hire the next Superman and, just like that, the money goes up in smoke. So, you call up the […]

October 27, 2015

You Just Know, Deep Down in Your Heart: This Blog Has to be About the METS Winning the World Series

In my home office, which is about 90 square feet, I have about 1,000 different baseball treasures, including more than 300 signed or special baseballs, pictures, memorabilia and such. About 50 percent of these are related to the NY METS. Yes, these are my boys. In 2004, I threw out the first pitch at a ballgame on a Sunday afternoon in front of 40,000 people. I […]

September 8, 2015

Is Your Barber/Stylist Better Trained Than the Supervisors of Your Business?

In the state of New Hampshire, a stylist/barber license requires a 1,500-hour course at an approved and licensed school. That’s about 40 hours per week for nine months. Becoming a supervisor in a glass shop requires that a higher-up supervisor or owner taps you on the shoulder, and you have the new position. Some people are naturally good at leading others, but most of us need […]