Hank Darlington is a speaker, teacher, author and consultant. He is a member of the NKBA Hall of Fame and works with kitchen and bath dealers, wholesalers and manufacturers.
There are three major segments to virtually every business. They are: Financial Management, Marketing Management
and Human Resource Management.
Whether you have one employee or a hundred, the stronger, better, more productive your employees are, the more successful you and your business will be. Training is essential key to this goal.
One of the most important things you will need to do as a kitchen and bath firm owner is to create accurate, well-thought-out job descriptions.
As businesses have become more complex, so has the HR function.
One of the critical areas of human resources is recruitment: Where and how do you find good people?
People are your most important asset. They are more valuable than your inventory, showroom, displays, trucks and computers. And, there’s nothing more important – to the company and the employees – than a great compensation program.
Whether you’re the owner, boss or the employee, how much you pay, or are paid, is very important. In this article I’d like to share some compensation philosophies and strategies.
If you carefully prepare your job descriptions and classify your employees in the right category, your business will be better run.
You shouldn’t simply be filling jobs; rather, you should constantly be seeking to bring your company the skills, experience and attributes it needs to meet whatever challenges it may face.
The biggest contribution you can make in the human resources area is to become a true catalyst for change at your firm.
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When planning meetings with employees, clients, reps, etc., make sure they are both truly necessary and well organized.
Any plan to improve your use of time depends on being clear about your goals.
With skilled workers in such short supply, you should do everything possible to get new employees off to a good start.