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  • From e-glass weeklyAll in the familyWhether large or small, family businesses enjoy a sense of trust and familiarity with family co-workers that eases the decision-making process, according to an e-glass weekly article.Family-owned businesses also benefit from the personal interest family members have in the success of the company, says Thad W. Ziegler, president of Thad Ziegler Glass in San...
  • Today’s workforce comprises four distinct generations, each with its own shared history, biases and core beliefs. Learning what makes each generation tick will advance your ability to recruit and retain technicians and other staff members. Let’s take a quick look at each generation. Note these dates are approximate:• Matures. Born between 1909 and 1949, these individuals came of...
  • As customers become more sophisticated, competition intensifies and costs escalate, aggressive companies hunt for new and more productive means of increasing revenue and profit. The results of these efforts include mergers, buyouts, product additions and deletions, service modifications and business diversification. Yet, these aggressive companies often fail to reach their financial or time-...
  • Creative strategies for a competitive market
    The auto glass industry is not alone in its quest to find qualified employees. Baby boomers have begun retiring in record numbers. Generation Xers, equipped with more skills than perhaps any demographic in recent memory, are being heavily recruited by high-tech industries offering outstanding employment possibilities and creative benefit packages. Opportunities to work from home or start your own...
  • Glass companies, employees struggle with painfully high costs
    According to the National Coalition on Health Care in Washington, D.C., premiums for employer-based health insurance increased 7.7 percent in 2006. Premiums for smaller employers saw an average increase of 8.8 percent, and companies with fewer than 24 employees saw increases of an average of 10.5 percent.Glass company executives say their health care costs have ballooned more than 30 percent in...
  • Part two of three in the e-glass Special series on family businesses. Nepotism defines many family businesses across all industries, and glass is no different. Sons, nieces, grandchildren and spouses often get jobs and promotional opportunities, with or without experience...
  • Family-owned glass companies keep it casual Part one of three in the e-glass family business Special SeriesFrom small companies such as the seven-person Gordon & Sons Glass and Mirrors in Philadelphia, to giants such as the 2,400-person Arch Aluminum & Glass Co. of Tamarac, Fla., family businesses make up a huge portion of the U.S. glass industry...
  • Part four of four in the e-glass HR seriesStop smoking, lose weight and watch your cholesterol. This has become the mantra for many glass company executives who are taking a proactive approach to health care by encouraging healthy lifestyles among employees...
  • Glass companies struggle to keep up with rising costs Part three of four in the e-glass HR series Health care costs have ballooned during the past decade, increasing more than 30 percent in the last three years alone. Glass companies and their employees are both feeling the effects...
  • Companies struggle to get young workers into retirement plans Part two of three in the e-glass HR series Young workers in the glass industry aren’t opting in to private retirement plans, even with the solvency of Social Security and pensions in question, company executives report...
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