GRCA Commerce Quarterly Summer 2021 - 18

cover story continued
TAB INDUSTRIES
employee appreciation days with trips to baseball games, mini-golf
tournaments and more.
Companies on the rise attract
talented employees
The first step in attracting talented employees who are willing to
work is to sell products and/or services that are in demand. Then set
up an efficient operation to meet that demand and earn a consistent
profit that can be reinvested in the business to drive growth. For
companies on the rise, this reinvestment may mean new equipment
purchases or a move to a new facility. Often it means there's finally
enough cash flow to create new jobs and allow for the specialization
that improves efficiency. This frees machinists to run machines and
salespeople to go out and sell instead of being pulled away to handle
jobs outside their areas of expertise.
Unfortunately, by the time companies recognize they need to
hire, management is often too swamped to develop a proper job
description or conduct a thorough search for the right people.
Grasping for any instant support, this process inevitably attracts
people who may not be right for the job or who may take the job in
the short term but ultimately realize it was not an ideal fit.
Employee retention correlates directly with the time and effort
put into hiring. At TAB Industries, we've worked very hard to look
at the long term and pay careful attention to finding people who are
interested in growing with us. As a busy small business, we offer the
opportunity to develop a variety of skills in several different areas
to keep the work fresh and interesting. A machinist might operate
a traditional lathe and the latest, high-tech laser cutting machine
on the same day. A salesperson might work with the owner of a
Reading-area, small business for a metal fabrication project then a
few hours later with a Fortune 500 vice president on the sale of
a dozen of our TAB Wrapper Tornado orbital wrapping machines,
then hop on a plane to Las Vegas. Manufacturers can no longer
expect people to do the same, repetitive tasks all day.
Since we're a family-owned and operated company, we
understand and appreciate the need for flexibility and can be more
accommodating about policies than many large corporations are
willing to be. We offer flexible scheduling, for example; people can
make their own hours. This way, people can avoid the rush hour
traffic, catch a Little League game, or head up to the Poconos early
on a Friday. Everyone gets paid vacation. We hope addressing these
frustrating work and family issues shows our high level of respect
and appreciation for our staff. Plus, we still enjoy celebrating formal
18 COMMERCE QUARTERLY SUMMER 2021
Keeping talented employees for the long term is a key to our
continued growth. Turnover and hiring are more expensive than
properly compensating good people, and we take great pride in
seeing our employees take on greater and greater roles, growing as
people as we grow the company together.
For more information, contact TAB Industries, LLC, 2525 N.
12th Street, Reading, PA 19605; 610-921-0012; info@tabwrapper.
com or see www.tabwrapper.com.
-Andy Brizek, TAB Industries
SINGER EQUIPMENT CO.
Finding the fun in fulfilling
careers
Attracting and retaining talent is critical to Singer Equipment's
success. The products we sell are widely available, so customers
chose to buy from us primarily on the service we provide. Only
happy, well-trained and engaged team members can provide a
service experience that makes us stand out.
For over 100 years, we have invested in creating a strong
workplace culture. We have an employee-run committee that plans
community-based charity events, fun workplace events (food trucks,
communal meals, team-building competitions), as well as hosting
http://www.tabwrapper.com

GRCA Commerce Quarterly Summer 2021

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRCA Commerce Quarterly Summer 2021

GRCA Commerce Quarterly Summer 2021 - 1
GRCA Commerce Quarterly Summer 2021 - 2
GRCA Commerce Quarterly Summer 2021 - 3
GRCA Commerce Quarterly Summer 2021 - 4
GRCA Commerce Quarterly Summer 2021 - 5
GRCA Commerce Quarterly Summer 2021 - 6
GRCA Commerce Quarterly Summer 2021 - 7
GRCA Commerce Quarterly Summer 2021 - 8
GRCA Commerce Quarterly Summer 2021 - 9
GRCA Commerce Quarterly Summer 2021 - 10
GRCA Commerce Quarterly Summer 2021 - 11
GRCA Commerce Quarterly Summer 2021 - 12
GRCA Commerce Quarterly Summer 2021 - 13
GRCA Commerce Quarterly Summer 2021 - 14
GRCA Commerce Quarterly Summer 2021 - 15
GRCA Commerce Quarterly Summer 2021 - 16
GRCA Commerce Quarterly Summer 2021 - 17
GRCA Commerce Quarterly Summer 2021 - 18
GRCA Commerce Quarterly Summer 2021 - 19
GRCA Commerce Quarterly Summer 2021 - 20
GRCA Commerce Quarterly Summer 2021 - 21
GRCA Commerce Quarterly Summer 2021 - 22
GRCA Commerce Quarterly Summer 2021 - 23
GRCA Commerce Quarterly Summer 2021 - 24
GRCA Commerce Quarterly Summer 2021 - 25
GRCA Commerce Quarterly Summer 2021 - 26
GRCA Commerce Quarterly Summer 2021 - 27
GRCA Commerce Quarterly Summer 2021 - 28
GRCA Commerce Quarterly Summer 2021 - 29
GRCA Commerce Quarterly Summer 2021 - 30
GRCA Commerce Quarterly Summer 2021 - 31
GRCA Commerce Quarterly Summer 2021 - 32
GRCA Commerce Quarterly Summer 2021 - 33
GRCA Commerce Quarterly Summer 2021 - 34
GRCA Commerce Quarterly Summer 2021 - 35
GRCA Commerce Quarterly Summer 2021 - 36
GRCA Commerce Quarterly Summer 2021 - 37
GRCA Commerce Quarterly Summer 2021 - 38
GRCA Commerce Quarterly Summer 2021 - 39
GRCA Commerce Quarterly Summer 2021 - 40
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/GreaterReadingChamber_CommerceQuarterly/GRCA_CommerceQuarterly_Fall2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/GreaterReadingChamber_CommerceQuarterly/GRCA_CommerceQuarterly_Summer2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/GreaterReadingChamber_CommerceQuarterly/GRCA_CommerceQuarterly_Spring2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/GreaterReadingChamber_CommerceQuarterly/GRCA_CommerceQuarterly_Winter2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/GreaterReadingChamber_CommerceQuarterly/GRCA_CommerceQuarterly_Fall2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/GreaterReadingChamber_CommerceQuarterly/GRCA_CommerceQuarterly_Summer2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/GreaterReadingChamber_CommerceQuarterly/GRCA_CommerceQuarterly_Spring2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/GreaterReadingChamber_CommerceQuarterly/GRCA_CommerceQuarterly_Winter2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/GreaterReadingChamber_CommerceQuarterly/GRCA_CommerceQuarterly_Fall2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/GreaterReadingChamber_CommerceQuarterly/GRCA_CommerceQuarterly_Summer2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/GreaterReadingChamber_CommerceQuarterly/GRCA_CommerceQuarterly_Spring2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/GreaterReadingChamber_CommerceQuarterly/GRCA_CommerceQuarterly_Winter2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/GreaterReadingChamber_CommerceQuarterly/GRCA_CommerceQuarterly_Fall2018
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/GreaterReadingChamber_CommerceQuarterly/GRCA_CommerceQuarterly_Summer2018
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/GreaterReadingChamber_CommerceQuarterly/GRCA_CommerceQuarterly_Spring2018
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/GreaterReadingChamber_CommerceQuarterly/GRCA_CommerceQuarterly_Winter2018
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/GreaterReadingChamber_CommerceQuarterly/GreaterReadingChamber_CommerceQuarterly_Fall2017
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/GreaterReadingChamber_CommerceQuarterly/GreaterReadingChamber_CommerceQuarterly_Summer2017
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/GreaterReadingChamber_CommerceQuarterly/GreaterReadingChamber_CommerceQuarterly_Spring2017
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com