How to Lose an Employee in 10 Days: Lessons on building killer team in your shop - with Jeff Sherman

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Are you struggling with finding and keeping good employees? Learn what it really takes to onboard a new employee and how to keep valuable team members motivated and engaged.
Are you struggling with finding and keeping good employees? Learn what it really takes to onboard a new employee and how to keep valuable team members motivated and engaged.

An old friend with an epic beard – Jeff Sherman – joins us for a conversation on employees and building a solid team. Jeff has 20+ years of sign industry experience and 10+ years of running operations at a fairly large shop.

We cover a lot of topics related to building a killer team. You won't be disappointed.

In this episode...
  • Jeff's new nicknames for Mike (01:25)
  • Origin of the sign shop Yoda (06:14)
  • Jeff's sign industry backstory (08:45)
  • The biggest struggle for shops nationwide (15:20)
  • Building up your people (16:32)
  • Developing employees takes time (23:40)
  • To grow as a business and an owner... (32:00)
  • Onboarding time (33:33)
  • The standard for industry training (40:35)
  • Don't just learn from mistakes... (51:40)
  • How to keep employees long term (53:23)
  • Give employees enough space to fail (59:18)
  • What caused Jeff to leave his position (1:05:09)

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