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Distributor's Link Magazine Spring 2019 / Vol 42 No2

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124 THE DISTRIBUTOR’S LINK Jo Morris Marketing Director, Fastener Training Institute ® FASTENER TRAINING INSTITUTE ® 5318 East 2nd Street #325, Long Beach, CA 90803 TEL 562-473-5373 FAX 661-449-3232 EMAIL info@fastenertraining.org WEB www.fastenertraining.org EMPLOYEE RETENTION…WHAT IS THE REAL COST WHEN YOU LOSE AN EMPLOYEE? I recently attended the MWFA/NFDA/Pac-West Joint Conference in beautiful San Diego. This was a great collaboration of the three fastener associations and delivered on all levels including noteworthy material, presenters and networking opportunities. Sitting down today to recap my notes from the conference I easily identified one recurring topic that swirled between panel discussions, round-table dialogues and key note speaker presentations and that was training. Discussions included employee retention, training time for on-boarding and funds allocated to training. The final conference presenter also included that one of the biggest challenges facing our future economy is lack of workers to fill jobs. Clearly, the concern is real; employee retention is a worry to our fastener industry leaders. So, what is the cost to a company when you lose an employee? Research shows this may be hard to predict, costs will vary depending on the role of employee and wage, but some factors to consider are: how much money do you spend on advertising, interviewing and screening? How many errors are made and how do new employees affect efficiencies? It is easy to see how expenses add up regardless of the size of the organization so what can we do to combat employee turnover? Benefits play a large role in employee retention. That’s probably truer for the smaller business who cannot compete with large companies with funds to recruit. Benefits don’t have to be solely 401K and health insurance. Continuing education and training are affordable and appreciated perks to offer employees. Training keeps the team interested and involved with the goals and success of the company. Joe Greenslade, Retired IFI Director of Engineering Technology cites, “There is no better investment a manager can make in their TECHNICAL ARTICLE business than providing good training to their staff.” This certainly applies to successful employee advancement and retention. So where can fastener professionals go to get qualified, recognized and affordable product training? The Fastener Training Institute. In 2019 we will present over 17 live classes throughout the nation on topics ranging from beginner level to highly advanced. We will present 10 new webinar topics including some product-specific training sessions and quality management guideline courses. Regardless of your need, consider The Fastener Training Institute an indispensable benefit for your organization to offer to your employees. While there is a cost for training due to class tuitions and time away, the Fastener Training Institute has partnered with multiple regional fastener associations, plus the IFI, to keep training costs affordable. Scholarships, grants and discounts are offered to assist with every class. One great class to keep your employees engaged is Fastener Training Week. This is a week-long intensive training program with plant tours where students learn the fundamentals to become a Certified Fastener Specialist. The IFI, NFDA and Pac-West offer scholarships or grants for students to attend Fastener Training Week tuition free. The MWFA will host our August session of Fastener Training Week; register soon to reserve your spot. Other classes to consider this spring and summer are: Fastening 101 - Including Automotive Fastening presented by Laurence Claus on May 21st in conjunction with Fastener Fair USA at Cobo Center, Detroit. This class is a must for everyone in the fastener industry. CONTINUED ON PAGE 177

GF&D Systems, experts in grease fittings, grease fitting accessories, and custom packaging is proud to announce the successful transition of their Quality Management System from ISO 9001:2008 to the most recent ISO 9001:2015 standard. GF&D’s management team and employees are focused on customer satisfaction and commitment to their quality policy and goals. GF&D Systems is also excited for the addition of Siena Fastener Inc. to their outside sales representative team. Siena Fastener, led by John Fisher, services Kansas and Missouri and brings with him many years of experience in the industry. Contact Siena Fastener Inc., John Fisher at 515-240- 2293 or email johntfisher@ sienafastener.com. GF&D Systems is a nationally renowned and award winning supplier of grease fittings and accessories servicing industrial distributors, master catalog houses, and tier one automotive providers. Since 1989, GF&D Systems has exceeded customer expectations by providing quality products, timely delivery and excellent customer service and support. For more information about GF&D Systems contact them at W160S6381 Commerce Drive, Muskego, WI 53150. Tel: 1-800-360-1318, Fax: 1-262- 789-8640. Send any email requests to sales@gfdsystems. com or you can visit them online at www.gfdsystems.com. THE DISTRIBUTOR’S LINK 125

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