In order to mitigate risks, large companies become inflexible and impersonal. Avoiding the risk of discrimination is accomplished by discouraging nepotism. But, at FlagandBanner.com, we feel a societal duty to support our employee’s families and train the young. So much so, that our employee roster reads much like the book of Numbers in the Old Testament.
My daughter frequently encourages me with the phrase, “Don’t give up before the miracle happens.” She first received this piece of advice from her allergy doctor. This is the back story on how this affirmation grew within me from cliché to gospel.
Being afforded the opportunity to work, both physically and legally, is a liberty revered by many who cannot. Like children who are unable to attend school long for the sound of a school bell, so do many persons from other countries long to come to America to find work. I recently held a job fair […]
We’ve all heard Gen-Xer’s being called the boomerang generation, but have you heard or thought about boomerang employees? How many people do you know that have quit a career only to return a year or two later because they missed it? We humans are all susceptible to this pattern of behavior. As the song laments […]
The past few weeks company growth and employee turnover have put me into hiring overdrive. I like to use Indeed.com to resource potential hires. It’s easy to use and delivers quick results. Within minutes of posting your job, resumes start pouring in. Entrepreneurs are creative, so the interviewing and hiring process is not something we […]
Many bosses steer clear of play at work, and my managers have warned me many times to chill out, but I can’t. I love to laugh! Some benefits of laughter are the reduction in stress hormones, strengthening of the immune system, promotion of creativity, and exercise for your heart and abdomen. According to a study […]
My mother watched sports, college sports that is. My father, not so much, because it upset him. So I saw some sports on TV growing up. Then I got married! And my husband is an avid sports fan. The TV is either on a sporting event or a crime drama whose themes (no matter which […]
Who said this? “The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise.” ……Socrates in 400 bc What!?! I know right! Can you believe it? Isn’t it somehow comforting to know adults have been saying that about youths for 1000’s of years. […]
Kerry has started a new radio show, Up in Your Business with Kerry McCoy. Check it out every Friday live locally on KABF 88.3 FM radio or stream it online at http://tunein.com/radio/KABF-883-s31318/! Miss it? Check it out in 24 hours on SoundCloud as a podcast. Go to the show archives for that episode wrap up and […]
By Kerry McCoy Brave Publisher & Owner of FlagandBanner.com When I first started hiring people, I found conducting interviews scary. Yes, that’s right. I felt like I was being interviewed, and I was. Rejection goes both ways. For the Interviewer Often, I hear small business owners lament, “You just can’t find good help these days.” […]