Jon Forknell

Management

Seeking Integrity Through Pre-Employment Tests

Employees come with intrinsic qualities, skills, and styles. Some naturally mesh better with an organization than others. We need fortitude, for example, in start-ups where hurdles and long hours are the norms. We desire problem-solvers to help smooth the way when something new is required. We may seek those who challenge ideas and push a […]
7 days ago 33 Reads share

Management

How to Maximize Your Employees’ Downtime

How to Maximize Your Employees’ Downtime Every business has its slow times. Some are seasonal, and some employee downtime occurs daily. Employees are valuable assets, so using them to improve the quality of your business productivity is essential. A quiet day in a restaurant, for example, watching employees lean on the back counters and chat, […]
7 days ago 31 Reads share

The CARES Act Loan Forgiveness Requires Keeping Your Employees, But How?

In a time of terrible uncertainty, some businesses are fully open, some are limited, and many more are completely closed. The vast majority are looking for ways to remain a viable business after the economy ramps back up. However, it is unclear and uncertain how long this will take and what it really takes to […]
April 15, 2020 203 Reads share

The CARES Act Loan Forgiveness Requires Keeping Your Employees, But How?

In a time of terrible uncertainty, some businesses are fully open, some are limited, and many more are completely closed. The vast majority are looking for ways to remain a viable business after the economy ramps back up. However, it is unclear and uncertain how long this will take and what it really takes to […]
April 4, 2020 84 Reads share

Sharing Business Ownership with Employees

CBS Sunday morning recently did an expose on Bob’s Red Mill, producer of myriad stone-ground grains. He started the business in his 50’s after reading an inspiring book. This owner, now 93 years old, has built a business worth over $100 million, and he has begun to share ownership with his employees. This is clearly […]
March 5, 2020 110 Reads share

5 Business Risks That Keep CEO’s Awake at Night

Most CEO’s that I know don’t sleep much. They travel extensively, take meetings at all hours, and seldom shut down. This is probably the typical personal nature of those who strive for high-level leadership positions. Most seem to thrive on challenges that businesses have, create and produce, and the demands they make on leadership. Business […]
December 4, 2019 140 Reads share