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What Is This Thing Called Employee Engagement?

By Richard Hadden What do companies like J.M. Smucker, Southwest Airlines, General Mills and Marriott Hotels know that seems to elude many of their competitors? What’s one thing that has contributed to each organization’s decades-long record of growth and profitability? The answer may lie in a paraphrase of an advertising slogan long used by Carnation Milk, “Contented cows give better ...

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Six Secrets of Top Performers

By Jim Facente Pop quiz: Why are some dealers so much more profitable than others? Creative Sales Solutions, the company that administers the MHEDA Mystery Shopping and Sales Training program, has the answer. As a specialist in mystery shopping and sales training, Creative Sales Solutions (CSS) has mystery shopped thousands of parts, service and rental employees representing every major manufacturer. ...

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Inside, Outside or Upside Down

10 frequently asked questions about ownership transfer By P. Andrew Limes There are four transactions most often associated with investment banking. Those include selling, recapitalizing, acquiring, and raising debt or equity. For many business owners considering a transaction, one of the most difficult questions to answer is the first one that arises: “What are the best alternatives for my business?” ...

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2014 Exhibitors’ Showcase

More than 80 MHEDA members will display their latest products and services during the 2014 Exhibitors’ Showcase on Monday, May 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel At Universal Orlando in Orlando, Florida. 3D Storage Systems Booth # 407 Newmarket, Ontario, Canada — 3D Storage Systems has grown to become one of the largest ...

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Creating a Best-In-Class Safety Program

Achieving Global Safety Standards By Steve Guglielmo Springer Equipment Company had an outstanding safety program. At least that’s what President Ted Springer and Safety Director John Woodall believed. And they had a good reason to think that. The company had very few lost time incidents and its Experience Modification Rate (EMR) was .78, resulting in a substantial 22-percent discount on ...

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The Social Convention

By Steve Guglielmo, Managing Editor Every year at the MHEDA Convention, I ask attendees what they enjoy most about attending Convention. And while there are always a variety of answers, one response that is almost ubiquitous is the networking opportunities Convention provides. Whether the networking comes from the Exhibitors’ Showcase, the Roundtable discussions or even the Sunday morning golf tournament, Convention ...

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Things To Look Forward To: Orlando and Beyond!

By Liz Richards, MHEDA Executive Vice President As I am writing my column, the snow is falling here in the Chicago ‘burbs and we are all dreaming about spending time in Orlando for MHEDA’s Convention! Of course there’s a lot to do between now and then, but we are most definitely “thinking Spring!” A lot of great things are happening this ...

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Fostering the Next Generation of Superhero Leaders

By Scott Hennie, 2014 MHEDA President The theme for this year’s MHEDA Convention and Exhibitors’ Showcase is “Superhero Leadership.” The General Session speakers will focus on leadership topics including: decision making, employee engagement, planning based on economic outlooks and applying family dynamics to the workplace. The highlight will be Sal Giunta, this year’s keynote speaker. The heroic actions of Staff Sgt. ...

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