Human Resources

Instill Passion in Your Workers

  We have concerns regarding our sales and service people. We need to see more intensity and passion. How do we help these people get there? THOUGHTS OF THE DAY: What is it that you’re trying to accomplish? Define your…

From Doer to Manager

Our shop guy needs help. His hands are on the machines because he doesn’t have the right people working for him. He doesn’t give out enough warnings, says he doesn’t have time to look for people to hire. He’d…

Building Bench Strength

We need to build depth in people who can handle critical responsibilities. If one or two of our key players were out for an extended time, we’d be in big trouble. But I’m not sure who to move up,…

Practicing Teamwork

We’re trying to build more teams, but finding that it takes a lot of time to get everyone we want involved and working together. Some people want to work on their own, some take charge and don’t inform their…

Teaching People to Lead

We have a supervisor who doesn’t come forward with solutions. He doesn’t talk in meetings. He just listens and comes to my partner or me for solutions. He’s way too dependent on us, and we’re tired of giving him…

Finding the Gems

I can see how hard it is to hire good people. Got any tips?   Thoughts of the Day: When searching, make sure every tool works well. Use interviews to find out if soft skills are present. Know your…