HR Insights – Spring 2016

March 24th, 2016

March April HR Insights 2016

While the calendar says it’s Spring, ‘old man Winter’ is still hanging around. We hope you enjoy our Spring edition of HR Insights magazine.

The content in this edition ranges through many topics but also shares a common theme: thinking outside the box. People use that phrase all the time and sometimes it comes across as meaningless fluff. But thinking outside the box—exploring options and ideas that aren’t obvious (and at first glance might even seem far-fetched—can often be just what a company needs to jump ahead of its competition.

In the feature article, “20/20 Vision: The Importance of Long-Range Planning,” for example, Brian Formato urges companies to expand their outlook so they’re not just focusing on the short-term gains that everyone’s prioritizing these days but also investing in the future by creating long-term plans.  Ira S. Wolfe encourages companies to go against the grain by examining—and rejecting—some long-held beliefs about the workforce. If you have any Millennials working for you (or think you might in the future), take a close look at “Millennials: Myths and Facts” and learn why this generation doesn’t deserve the bad rap it often gets.

Just as sticking with the old because “we’ve always done it that way” isn’t ideal, doing something new just for the sake of doing something new won’t lead your company to success, either. The key is to take a good look at the status quo and your goals, and then open your mind to new ways of closing the gap between them. We can help you identify those possibilities, so contact us when you’re ready to explore them!

I Never Won Anything Like This Before!

March 10th, 2016

Stephen Kalmon, February 2016 Free Rent and a job! Winner

Stephan G Kalmon III February 2016

Congratulations to our 16th Free Rent and a job! employee appreciation drawing winner, Stephen Kalmon. He was presented with a check for $1,000 during a surprise award ceremony at C-Tech on February 26th. Said a surprised Stephen, “I never won anything like this before! I don’t know what I’m going to do with the money!”.

Stephen works as a ‘jack of all trades’ at C-Tech, doing paint line preparation, tool box and cart assembly, paint line quality inspection, buffing and grinding and assisting in the plant where needed. He’s been working at C-Tech through ABR since December, 2015.

His supervisor at C-Tech said Stephen is very reliable, dependable, is a hard worker, is consistent and on-the-job each day. Congratulations, Stephen, we’re thrilled to have you on the ABR team!