HR Business Weekly Episode 62: Air date – July 2, 2017
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*Mike and Mark Klett with Klett Consulting.
Mark Klett started the company with a “no-growth mandate” for new employees.
“Our clients would come to us and say, ‘I don’t know where you found these people, but we need one or two more of them.'”
They focused on their process so they didn’t grow too fast. They are in growth mode now.
How to build loyalty among staff.
“People come first. You gotta take care of them first and foremost. Give them the best benefits, be extremely competitive. Pay them well. Give them surprise bonuses when they do things they don’t think I even know about.”
“We try to do some very special things for our employees to incentivize them and motivate them.”
Michael Klett on success: “Preparation and people.”
“If you have the right people, and you prepare accordingly, anything’s possible. If you focus on solidifying a core team of individuals who really have buy-in into your corporate culture, you can do anything.”
Connect with Klett Consulting here.
*Erik Olson and Kevin Daisey of Array Digital discuss their company merger.
Once they decided to merge their two companies, they communicated with their advisors and their teams.
Then they hired legal help to figure out the paperwork.
Connect with Array Digital here.
*Joe Roomsburg with BRR Refrigeration.
“When you have good people or employees come in, you hire them.”
Having key people in place is important.
Knowing the weaknesses and strengths of your employees is also critical.
He focuses on staying in his own lane of business.
“You hate to say no, and you think, that could be a great customer. You live and learn.”
“Have a good business plan before you start. I see so many people that start a business, have a great idea, but if it doesn’t work on paper, it may not work.”
“Know what your costs are.”
“Bigger is not always better.”
Connect with BRR Refrigeration here.
*Michael Schwarting with Knockerball Hampton Roads and an alum of Regent University.
From the military into creating his own business.
“I wanted to orchestrate a seamless transition for myself and my family.”
“Understand that the transition is your responsibility.”
Connect with Knockerball Hampton Roads here.