When I was a kid I dreaded Labor Day because it meant summer was over and the first day of school was just two days away. As an adult, I kind of like it. It represents a day off from work and it still means that school is just two days away. (Sorry, kids.)
I don’t know, after 20 plus years selling staffing services and managing sales teams I think my mind is starting to play tricks on me, as it did very recently when thinking about our new business activity. “How much business did we close this month, quarter?” I asked myself and my senior management team and then while waiting for the data I sat back and thought about why we are “closing business” especially in a service oriented industry like ours.
Keith Banks, president of LLoyd Staffing, was recently quoted in an article posted on the Long Island Press website yesterday, June 27th:
Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.
We are not sure who said this, but quite possibly it was a job candidate who was just presented with a counteroffer by his or her present employer.
If fifty is the new thirty, then onboarding is the new employee orientation. But unlike the traditional, make-the-new-kid-feel-welcome concept, it takes Talent Management to a new and improved level.