Announcing Profitivity’s Best Practices Webinar Series

Join Kathryn the first Tuesday at 3 PM EST! The first Tuesday of every month, Kathryn will conduct a webinar on a new topic related to your business.  This is a chance to ask any questions related to the topic and get some group coaching directly from Kathryn.  If you are unable to attend the webinar, you may also purchase a recording of the event to view at your own convenience. Register for This Month's Webinar March 4, 2014: Hiring A Great Seasonal Team Most owners and managers are not professionally trained to hire and they bring in family, friends and kids-of-friends to “fill the schedule.” This makes hiring more a “crap shoot” than a well-designed, integrated system. What does it cost to train, develop and retain people? What are the Skills, Abilities & Values you cannot live without? Can you live without stability, maturity, a willingness to approach people, ability to calculate math, ability to speak, read and write in English, commitment, availability, etc? You … [Read more...]

Do Your Employees Have Common Sense?

I used to love shopping however it’s not fun anymore.  Lately I have to brace myself to go face to face with the inevitable “clerk” who will summon me to the register with a loud, “NEXT” as a greeting.  They will be ringing up my purchase acting as invisible as possible with a nonverbal message that screams “Don’t ask me anything because I probably don’t know.”  It amazes me how much our work ethic has changed.  I know I am not alone wishing we could somehow turn back the clock to the time when we were happy to have a job, honored to wear the company logo and step into our role and enjoyed making our customers happy! I used to think everyone had common sense.   When I was little I thought it was practically a Federal Law that every family have dinner together.  When it got dark outside (or at 6:00, whichever came first) every kid in our neighborhood stopped what they were doing and headed for the dinner table.  And if we were late, panic set in.  Why?  Because we knew if we got in … [Read more...]