One of the hurdles of a manager is finding the right employee for a position and keeping them. Lately, the economy has prevented a lot of employees from being able to leave one position to go where the “grass is greener”, but now that it appears to be settling down, employees are starting to have more options. Now, more than ever, a manager has to work harder to keep those prize employees.
The easy solution would be to shackle the employee to their desk so they couldn’t escape, but I’m thinking that there is some sort of law against that. So unless you enjoy the bright orange coverall look and don’t mind bars on your bedroom windows, that may not be such a good idea. Instead, let’s make a plan to keep these folks so happy that they have to take a day off to be in a bad mood.
For the third time in the past five years, I have received our company’s Employee Of The Year award. Every year, there are two awards handed out at our annual holiday dinner, Salesperson Of The Year and Employee Of The Year. Since the majority of the employees there are in sales, that doesn’t leave many people left for the Employee Of The Year award. So that makes me think, am I really worthy?
As those of you that know me, I’ve been trying to get my weight under control for the past several months. Not just a diet, but a lifestyle change. I was doing really well until I started rehearsing for the play. With the theatre being so far from home, I’ve had to resort to eating fast food for the sake of commute time. This morning, I decided to stop at McDonald’s on the way to work for a sandwich and a cup of coffee.