Monday, March 24, 2008

Sizing people up

With people being an important part of any company you need to know some tips on sizing up your employees, vendors and customers. When I read the following article I realized that there were many ideas that would not just face my wife and I when our kids started dating (some sooner than later) but also affect business on a day to day basis.

Extending the concepts brought forth in the article. Is the person dressed appropriately for their line of work? Did a high priced contractor come dressed appropriately, or did they literally drop everything to help you out in an emergency? How about demeanor or their vehicle? Does that bargain basement company employee show up in a flashy vehicle? Have you done background checks on the employee or checked references? Is the business listed with the local BBB, have you called the references provided or better yet, found references of your own?

-- Tim Krabec

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