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Foundation Repair Contractor’s Attend Management Training in Omaha, NE

_DS_0964On February 19th, 20th, and 21st, more than 40 Department Managers of foundation repair contractors from all across the United States and Canada attended Management Training in Omaha, NE at Foundation Supportworks® (FSI) Headquarters.

On the first morning, the attendees discussed their personal leadership styles (collected from assessments the individuals took prior to the training class), the strengths and weaknesses of those styles, and the most effective ways to lead and manage their teams based on their own behavioral tendencies.  After a great lunch, the conversation shifted to the topic of hiring and recruiting the best talent.  The class discussed the importance of having a systemized approach during the hiring process, one that incorporates multiple interviews as well as behavioral style assessments to ensure you have found the right cultural fit for your company.  Also, because the first several weeks and months for a new employee are crucial for them to be a success in their new position, part of the afternoon focused on the orientation process to help new hires get off on the right foot.  At the end of the first day, a group dinner was provided where attendees were able to unwind and network with other foundation repair companies from across the country.  The second day of training focused on the mechanics of each individual department and how to best manage the staff within those departments.  After lunch, the attendees discussed effective methods for conducting employee performance evaluations.  _DS_1014The final day of the training began by defining employee types and effective ways to manage top, medium, and low performing employees.  The session concluded by focusing on the importance of understanding your employees motivators to ensure that you are rewarding and recognizing them in ways that align with these motivators.

There were many discussions about real world victories and struggles that our dealers have experienced and collaborative brainstorming to better ourselves, our companies and the FSI Dealer Network.  FSI training events have a tradition of building camaraderie with its Dealer Network, and this training was no exception.

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Foundation Contractor in Central Missouri Receives Management Training

Foundation Recovery Systems, the premier foundation repair company in central Missouri, held a two-day Management Training for their company leaders and managers.  Each department manager, along with the company owners, attended the intensive two-day event which focused on maintaining company culture in times of growth and change, bringing the best talent on board, orienting new hires, managing different types of employees, and rewarding/recognizing excellent contributions from employees.

While there were many initiatives that Foundation Recovery Systems will be implementing as a result of the training, a few key areas of focus include strategies for keeping connected with employees as the company continues to experience explosive growth and making sure all new hires feel like a part of “Team FRS” as quickly as possible.  Sharon Martin, Office Manager, said, “I believe the two days were very beneficial for everyone involved – I’m already seeing comments related to what was learned coming forth as suggestions for change.  Now the key is to keep the enthusiasm going.”

Foundation Recovery Systems was founded in 1992 and operates out of Moberly, Missouri, providing commercial and residential foundation repair in Kansas City, as well as greater Missouri and portions of Iowa and Illinois.

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Foundation Stabilization Companies Attend Management Training

Nearly 30 owners and managers from across the Foundation Supportworks dealer network participated in Management Training in Omaha, Nebraska during the week of February 20th.  The three day training covered a variety of topics and challenges that business owners and their management teams face on a daily basis within their foundation repair companies.  Among the topics attendees discussed included:  Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of different leadership styles, The hiring process and how to effectively recruit and retain top talent, Orienting new hires, Methods and practices to fairly evaluate employee performance, Effective ways to manage varying performance levels, Understanding how to recognize and reward employees, and much more.

Along with the traditional format of classroom lecture, participants also held many small group discussions, observed demonstrations, and used a variety of hands-on activities to solidify the concepts and apply them to real-world examples.  This highly interactive training event created opportunities for in-depth discussion on employee problems and opportunities, role playing on how to address common employee situations, and brainstorming on ideas and best practices that could be shared throughout the Foundation Supportworks dealer network.

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