Guest post written by Lisa Forsch, Marketing Manager for Renewal by Andersen & Waunakee Remodeling.
Dan Haight, CEO of BUYSEASONS, Inc. spoke on “Unique Ways to Engage Your Workforce” at Alliance Breakfast Club last week. The stories he shared about his seasonal workers and the ways his organization values employees really gave me a “unique perspective on how to influence the workforce in my office”.
As the Marketing Manager, I may not be at the decision-making level of an Owner or CEO to buy lunch for everyone in the office, host a few holiday parties or buy everyone t-shirts (“I survived Halloween 2010″ – clever!), but I took away some items I can do:
If we all have the goal of building a successful business and fostering an environment of growth, employees need to be engaged. Dan talked about how the good, hard-working seasonal employees are given opportunities to move to another seasonal position or even be brought on full-time. It’s great to hear from his level that the work employees accomplish is recognized, valued and wants to be held on to.
The value of hard work, success and dedication really can take you a long way. Whether you are the leader of a business, manager of a business, or employee of a business, Dan’s message definitely resonated through us all!
Note from Carolyn: Make sure you join us for Alliance Breakfast Club on June 2. Bob Babisch, VP of Entertainment at Summerfest will be our speaker. You know he’s going to have a LOT of great stories to share with us! Sign up at www.waukesha.org!