Catching Up

It’s good to catch up with friends and colleagues. Sometimes you pick up tips you hadn’t considered previously.

Recently, we got together with an icon from the Wisconsin and national electronic security industry – Dave Koenig. We’ve known him for years and he’s provided exceptional leadership for our industry at both the state and national levels. Needless to say, we’ve learned a lot from him and used some of his insights to help us here at H&S Protection. It’s good to listen to others who have lessons on success.

Our conversation that evening with Dave was far-ranging, as it typically is, veering off into subjects from the Packers to personnel. We talked for a bit about what we’ve learned over the years.

One subject that stood out was how to attract and keep good employees. We are proud at H&S as a family-run business to have a longstanding positive record in hiring, developing and keeping our employees. That means finding what they do well and putting them in a position to succeed.

The hiring situation in Wisconsin is extremely tight. “Help Wanted” signs appear near many retail and smaller manufacturing establishments on a regular basis. Careful observance of strengths and weaknesses and open communication are more important than ever to keep our employees on a positive track and wanting to stay for the long haul.

We’ve been around since 1959. That’s over 60 years. We’ve learned a few things along the way to help us hire and develop good people in the security industry. When we sit down with someone like Dave Koenig to reminisce, it brings to light some of those situations we might not otherwise have considered. Every conversation helps when it comes to doing your best for your people.