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Employees Are Your Best Asset

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Take care of your employees and they will take care of your customers.

Why should we train? They’ll just leave. But, if we don’t train do we want them to stay?

Your employees are your best asset.  Think about it. Could you run your business without them? Here at DLI, I am very fortunate to work with wonderful people who make me look good day in and day out. Now, that is not to say we don't have our bumps in the road and some days my best training for a situation was taking care of a two-year-old, but I am very pleased that everyone at DLI is dedicated to providing you with a wonderful experience.  Does this happen overnight—not likely.  This issue of Fabricare contains several articles on techniques for managing, hiring, and retaining employees.

I do believe you should hire people who will fit your culture.  We all spend a lot of time at work so why wouldn’t you want to be with people you enjoy or at the very least have a cup of coffee with.  And then you can train them for the skills you want.

DLI's School of Drycelaning Technology is celebrating 90 yrs. of training and education.  The school has changed a lot over the years and it will continue to evolve as our industry changes. One of the reasons the training facility is explempery is that we are very fortunate that the allied trades are very generous in supplying the school with the latest technologies and supplies.  The latest addition to the school is a K4 machine so now we have perc, hydrocarbon, GreenEarth, K4, and wetcleaning. 

We also have companies that provide scholarships so that the training more affordable.  In this issue you’ll hear how the training not only changed the students work experience but what impact the training had on the company from their manager’s perspective.  I've heard it said "Why should we train, they'll just go somewhere else?" The more important question "If you don’t train, do you want them to stay?"

We are in a tight labor market and predications are that is not going to change anytime soon so keeping good employees is a must.  You may not agree with some of the articles but hopefully they will make you think about your business culture and what you can do to maintain a quality staff.

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 12/4/2017 12:45:14 PM
 

 
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