Ever wonder, "What are the top reasons employees quit?" And perhaps more importantly, "What can I/we do to prevent employee turnover?" Kevin Sheridan has answered those two important questions in his article.
Excerpt: "These days custom fabrication operations create an amazing amount of data, often presented so employees know how well they’re doing and where they need to be. Displaying comprehensive and (especially) up-to-date metrics is a sign that a shop is really on top of things.
"So you’re the Dealer Principal contestant on the television show, Are you smarter than a 5th Grader. And host Jeff Foxworthy presents you with this final sixth grade question for one million dollars: Name the most important tool that dealerships can use in the 21st century to achieve a sustainable advantage in their marketplace. What would your answer be?... "
You are the owner of a medium-sized company. The exciting vision you have defined for your people is innovative and capable of achieving a sustainable competitive advantage in your market. The rank and file employees are enthusiastic and get it; your C.E.O doesn’t.