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How to Attract and Keep the Best Employees, on The Mentors Radio Show

Date:        May 19, 2017
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John Phillips

On Saturday, May 20, “The Mentors” radio host John Phillips talks about solutions to common human resource problems with Don Alix, a seasoned district manager with Insperity, Inc., a company that provides full service human resources services to complement small and medium business resources.

In this episode of “The Mentors,” business owners and entrepreneurs will learn how the right third-party human resource company can offer your employees attractive benefits that you alone could not have afforded, thus giving them yet another reason to stay and grow with you.

Phillips is the co-founder and co-owner, with his wife, Mary, of one of the largest and most customer-centric stained glass window companies in the industry–Associated Crafts / Willet-Hauser, some of whose legacy stained glass are more than a century old. As one of the rotating CEO hosts of “The Mentors,” he typically focuses on the nuts and bolts of how to build a great business that stands the test of time.

An entrepreneur in every fiber of his being, Phillips and his wife, Mary, launched and built a thriving stained glass company, Associated Crafts, from scratch while raising their family. It quickly grew to become one of the strongest stained glass companies in the nation, with a superior reputation for getting a job done right the first time, guaranteeing work done, and solving any problems immediately and to the customer’s satisfaction. Behind the scenes, the Phillips’ brought fresh, efficient technology to the centuries-old industry, which further improved already strong customer and in-house team communications.

In an interesting twist, a few years ago, Phillips was invited to acquire one of the largest legacy stained glass companies in the country, Willet-Hauser Architectural Glass.  That acquisition brought on unimagined new challenges and opportunities.  During the transition period, Phillips discovered Insperity, and worked with them to transform his company and take it to even more explosive growth.  Sales more than doubled in less than two years, and his employees now experience a much greater array of benefits than previously.  In Saturday’s show, he’ll give some down-to-earth, first-hand insights into what worked, and what didn’t.

The following week, on Saturday during Memorial Day weekend, CEO host Tom Loarie, a pioneering CEO in the life sciences and healthcare industry, will interview USAF Captain and Chaplain Thomas Foley regarding his dedication to serving men and women in the military, the power of mentoring, his own journey and the mentors he’s had along the way.

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