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Can We Clarify Something?
I have an elderly neighbor who isn’t able to drive anywhere.  Recently he asked me to run down the street to a local gas station, where he runs a tab, to pick up some groceries for him.  Of course I wanted to help the guy out, but I had several questions.  And then I experienced a lesson in clarity that I wished I learned years ago in management…
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Snowfighters Boot Camp!
Do you remember your first winter in the snow industry? Just think of everything you didn’t know. How could you? How much better would it have been if you could have been more prepared? What if there were a boot camp for snowfighters?
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Why the Labor Problem is Different Now
While labor continues to be the biggest challenge for every company in our industry, the dynamic has wildly shifted this week.  For the past 5 years or so, just finding people to apply for jobs has been a herculean task.  But starting this week, the labor problem will be entirely different for contractors.  Here’s how to solve it...
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Back to Work Better
As states continue to reopen, every business owner I’ve talked to has told me they’re busier than ever trying to catch up.  But in the rush of safety precautions, pressure to finish jobs, and continuing labor issues, many are overlooking the most important thing for new employees.  What needs to stay as top priority is...
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The Five Costly Errors of Spring Training 
A common complaint in our industry is that there’s not enough time for spring training, that it’s too expensive and not worth the investment. I wholeheartedly disagree. If administered properly, spring training will result in higher engagement, fewer mistakes, better retention, and higher profits while poorly administered spring training is costly and will not produce the intended results. There are five costly errors of spring training...
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What Only 12% of Companies Know
Now that spring has sprung, it’s time for most of us to start hiring employees and preparing for the rush of spring work. This year, the task of finding great people seems even more difficult, but there is one secret to beating the competition when it comes to building a rock-star team…
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Reevaluating Employee Onboarding for 2019
New employees are frequently thrown into a new position in an industry they don’t fully understand without proper onboarding procedures. They’re offered minimal training with a brief overview or outdated orientation videos that don’t truly make a difference. This isn’t enough. Your onboarding process drastically affects your retention rate and employee success. Could you be using a better approach?...
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