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Execs: Right Leadership, Training Key to Retaining the Right People

Two recent MDM interviews offered some perspective on retaining quality employees.
Graybar Senior Vice President and CFO Beatty D'Alessandro told me (at the recent NAW meeting in January) that the company keeps its focus on drawing employees who take a long-term view. He says finding the right people with the right values is crucial from the get-go, but that providing the right training and the right opportunities are just as important in keeping the right people in place. He says: "The model is built around people who are going to come and stay versus people who job-hop around the industry."
In the latest issue of MDM, Grainger's new president of international businesses, Court Carruthers, says that nurturing employee development is a passion of his. A ...

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