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Hello:

I am writing about finding , hiring and retaining long term employees for a Flower Shop type retail business.

I currently own a small retail flower shop. I would appreciate your suggestions as what would be the best way I could find qualified help that I can retail for the long term.

Can you please suggest what groups that I can network with and can find good individuals who will look the position for long term.

Issue is employees come but due to level of pay $10-$12.00 hourly working in a fun atmosphere however generally they have school or other things where can not dedicate seriousness required for the long term.

Please let me know where would be the best way for me to find mature responsible help that will stick around.

Thank you for your time and help.

Kindest regards,
Anthony

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Anthony
I dont know how long you have had your business but if it has been years, then you already know there is NOT a hard and fast answer to the problem.  The things you Can do is to determine the top 5(arbitrary number) things that successful employees have had in common and use those as hiring criteria. Beyond that, realize that retail for most is a pass thru job. If the folks you hire had the seriousness you refer to, they would create their own business like you. Having said that every once in a while,you get lucky.
I would be happy to discuss your situation and perhaps there are some specifics that are no appropriate for this venue.
Please follow up and we can make arrangements for a telcon.
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Jim

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Professional and Executive talent acquisition issues and processes. Succession Planning, Organizational Development planning and implementation. Executive Compensation.

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James Dromsky is Founder and CEO of Orion Consulting, Inc. During his twenty-five year career he has conducted and managed Executive Search and Human Resources consulting engagements in the Consumer Products, Electronics/Computer, Financial Services, Information Services, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Transportation and DOD related industries. Prior to founding Orion Consulting, Inc., Mr. Dromsky functioned as Engagement Manager and Consultant for regional and national Search and Consulting Firms. He has successfully completed Search assignments for positions including President, General Manager, Vice President Operations, Vice President Finance/CFO, Vice President Marketing/Sales, Vice President Manufacturing, Vice President Engineering, Vice President R&D, Vice President Human Resources as well as Managerial, Supervisory and Professional Direct Contributor positions in all functional areas. As President of Orion Consulting for the past 23 years, Mr. Dromsky is directly involved in and responsible for all Search and Consulting engagements. These engagements have ranged on the Search side from a single top management assignment for a start-up firm to a 75 hire multi-year reconstruction of a major appliance manufacturing concern. The Consulting engagements have ranged in scope from individual assignments such as a targeted salary survey; development and implementation of database applications for a H.R. Information System in the consulting industry; design and growth of a software development team for the information services arena to the conceptualization and installation of a complete corporate Human Resources function. Mr. Dromsky received his education in Biology and Chemistry from Rutgers, the state university of New Jersey. In addition, he has taken graduate course work at the same university in the area of Business and Marketing. Mr. Dromsky served in the U.S. Navy, which included a tour of duty in Southeast Asia.

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Mr. Dromsky received his education in Biology and Chemistry from Rutgers, the state university of New Jersey. In addition, he has taken graduate course work at the same university in the area of Business and Marketing. Mr. Dromsky served in the U.S. Navy, which included a tour of duty in Southeast Asia.

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