Nepotism Isn’t a Dirty Word

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.

Do Americans Really Want to Work? | Thoughts After My One-Man Job Fair

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 […]

Wearing Many Hats| The Hiring/Interviewing Process, A Necessary Evil

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 […]

Work and Play Do Go Together

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 […]

Kerry’s New Radio Show!

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 […]

Rejection goes both ways|Interview tips for interviewer/candidates

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.” […]