There was a time when
showing up for work on time, every day, and
doing your job was a given.
days are long gone.
people think the world owes them something.
We've gone from "Ask not what your country can do for
you, ask what you can do for your country" to "How many paid vacation days do I get, and how soon can I
start taking them?"
And they think they deserve
the best of everything just because they have a pulse. If I see one more
young couple whining on HGTV that their starter house doesn't have granite countertops,
hardwood floors, and enough room for "entertaining", I’ll
If You'd Wear It to
the State Fair, Don't Wear It to Work
When I was in
college, we were taught to dress for success.
But these days,
job applicants show up for the interview wearing flip flops. An
HR director who attended our seminar in North Carolina said his administrative assistant
showed up for work one morning in her pajamas.
Underwear Is Not
administrator who attended our seminar in South Carolina had to
add "underwear is mandatory" to their policy manual after a
young woman came to work wearing scrubs that were way too
small and "going commando".
You Don't Get a
Trophy Just for Showing Up
There was a time
when people were taught to work hard and they'd be rewarded.
those days are long gone too.
Now people - especially
younger employees - expect to be rewarded for mere
participation, instead of actual achievement. They think raises
should be automatic, and that it's "unfair" if they have to
actually earn them.
Don't Read Your
Text Messages While a Customer's Talking to You
And as for office
etiquette, that's become a joke.
Managers who attend
our seminars constantly tell us about jobapplicants who
text or take calls during the interview.
A manager who
attended in New York had a job applicant
who actually asked her to step out of the office during the
interview, while he took the
Is It Possible for Gen-X and Millennials to Work Together?
We now have three
generations (Baby Boomers, Gen X, and Generation Y/Millenials)
comprising one workforce, but with three VERY different ideas
of what it means to be a professional.
Our work ethic is going down the tubes.
talk about creating jobs, none
have the guts to talk about how many good jobs go unfilled because employers
can’t find people willing to work.
A manager who
attended our seminar in Omaha said the joke in her company is that if an applicant can
fog a mirror and pass a drug check, they're hired.
It Would Be So Much
Easier if Employees Came with an Instruction Manual
Now more than ever, America needs
good managers that know how to manage, motivate, and keep the best people.
people are thrown into management
with little training.
This is why The
Glenn Shepard Management Seminar was created...to help managers
find, hire, manage, motivate, and keep the best people. And, how
to legally fire them when things don't work out.
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