The entrepreneurial spirit runs deep at Weston Premium Woods, tracing all the way back to a determined immigrant sweeping the floors of a tiny, industrial shop almost 70 years ago.
So you’ve made a great hire and you are looking forward to onboarding your newest employee. Expectations are high and optimism abounds. But before you rely too heavily on those positive feelings, here are some sobering statistics to consider:
It's been nearly 10 years since Bob Spangler accepted the role of chief sales officer at C.H. Briggs--one of the country's largest independent distribution companies--and, boy, was that a challenging time. The year was 2008, smack in the middle of a rough patch for the building materials industry.
Starting a new year brings new beginnings, but there are some things that carry over from the past year that are still not solved. This is especially true when it comes to finding qualified new employees to fill entry level positions.
Kevin Shotbolt, vice president of sales and marketing at Arauco--North America, is accustomed to being part of an organization that is widely known for being industry leaders in new technology.