Posts by Lori Goemans
We are family!
As part of an employee survey, Lori Goemans, the human resources manager at The C.A. Lawton Co., asked employees how they would describe its culture. She then plotted the results in a colorful “word cloud,” where the most frequently-cited words appear larger, and the less popular ones are smaller. “Our goal was to identify what…Read More
One-to-one meetings help employees succeed
At The C.A. Lawton Co., weekly one-to-one meetings with all employees have become a key element in cultivating remarkable people. Human resources manager Lori Goemans explains how they work, what makes them unique, and their power as a recruiting and retention tool in this interview. *This interview has been updated from its original publishing in…Read More
Weekly one-on-one meetings score a home run at the C.A. Lawton Co.
In the game of baseball, the first and third base coaches use their deep knowledge of the game to tell runners when to run, stay or steal the next base. In much the same way, workers need lots of direction, nurturing and communication from their supervisors in order to play their “A-game.” At The C.A.…Read More
Who do I report to?
A common question job applicants ask is, “Who will I report to if I work in the foundry?” The answer is, you will report to a working supervisor. During the past 12 months, the foundry has been restructured so that each supervisor has no more than five to seven direct reports compared to the previous…Read More