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Use More Than Your Gut Feeling When Interviewing

Good Interviewing Skills Can Reduce Turnover Costs and Improve Productivity.

By Steve Schumacher

Several years ago, I worked with a company that, over the course of a year, hired three people in key positions who all failed and were fired within 90 days of being hired. They had interviewed very well, in fact they were superstars in the interview. When I talked to the managers who had done the interviewing, they all agreed that the candidates were “good people,” “real go-getters,” and “had what it takes” to do the jobs.

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5 Steps To Maximize Employee Performance And Morale

Employees Need Goals, Feedback and Recognition To Do Their Best.
By Steve Schumacher

In talking to employees for more than 25 years, there have been three constants: 1) they aren’t involved in setting goals and objectives, 2) they don’t get enough feedback from their boss, and 3) if they do a good job they never hear about it. There are numerous reasons for this. Managers say things like “I’m too busy,” “they get paid to do a good job,” “if I let them set goals they will set the­­­­m too low,” and “I’m here to fix problems, not pat people on the back.”

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All We Are Saying Is Give Lease a Chance

With the Volatile Economy, Leasing Equipment Can Offer an Interesting Alternative.

By Christina Schave

Prior to the recession, quarry operators may have been hesitant to lease construction equipment. Dealers heard things such as “I’m not interested in a lease” or “I want to own my equipment and use it for years.” While this still holds true for some producers, many are now entertaining leasing as a finance option.

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