OCT 27-30, 2018 / Grapevine, TX

Conference

Distributor Breakout: Recruiting and Retaining Peak Performers

In case you haven't noticed there is a war for talent in the business world. Leaders and managers in every industry struggle to recruit, develop and retain high performing employees. According to a recent business summit 70% of small businesses struggle to attract and retain skilled labor. Last year 38% of employers reported difficulty in filling job vacancies. This trend will likely continue as 10,000 baby boomers are retiring every day according to Pew Research. In today's tile industry managers are competing for talent in the same way college athletic coaches compete nationally for four and five-star athletes.

In this interactive workshop Sandy Smith will focus on practical advantages small and midsized companies have over large businesses when it comes to recruiting and retaining high performing employees. In addition, Sandy will spell out how to recognize, coach and mentor high potential employees that would become tomorrow's leaders and managers.

Sandy Smith

Sandy Smith is a professional speaker, educator and "executive coach." For over 20 years Sandy has been a special consultant in the tile world including conducting educational seminars and workshops for tile manufacturing, distribution, dealers and contractors. Through the years Sandy has been a frequent speaker at CTDA, Coverings and Total Solutions Plus. Sandy writes an occasional article for Floor Focus Magazine. Sandy is a member of The World Futurist Society, National Speaker's Association and writes an occasional article for Floor Focus Magazine. In addition Sandy writes a blog for The Huffington Post on Reducing Burnout in the Workplace.