Take care of your employees and they will take care of your
Why should we train? They’ll just leave. But, if we don’t train
do we want them to stay?
Your employees are your best asset. Think about it. Could you run your business
without them? Here at DLI, I am very fortunate to work with wonderful people who make me look good day in and day out. Now, that is not to say we don't have
our bumps in the road and some days my best training for a situation was taking
care of a two-year-old, but I am very pleased that everyone at DLI is dedicated to providing you
with a wonderful experience. Does this
happen overnight—not likely. This issue
of Fabricare contains several articles on techniques for managing, hiring, and retaining
I do believe you should hire people who will fit your
culture. We all spend a lot of time at
work so why wouldn’t you want to be with people you enjoy or at the very least
have a cup of coffee with. And then you
can train them for the skills you want.
DLI's School of Drycelaning Technology
is celebrating 90 yrs. of training and education. The school has changed a lot over the years
and it will continue to evolve as our industry changes. One of the reasons the
training facility is explempery is that we are very fortunate that the allied
trades are very generous in supplying the school with the latest technologies
and supplies. The latest addition to the
school is a K4 machine so now we have perc, hydrocarbon, GreenEarth, K4, and
We also have companies that provide scholarships
so that the training more affordable. In
this issue you’ll hear how the training not only changed the students work experience
but what impact the training had on the company from their manager’s
perspective. I've heard it said "Why
should we train, they'll just go somewhere else?" The more important question "If you don’t train, do you want them to stay?"
We are in a tight labor market and predications are that is
not going to change anytime soon so keeping good employees is a must. You may not agree with some of the articles
but hopefully they will make you think about your business culture and what you
can do to maintain a quality staff.