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  • 25
    Jan
    News
    Written By evansmediagroup
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    January 25, 2013, Lee’s Summit, MO - The 10th annual Mayor’s Character Breakfast was held yesterday at the Pavilion at John Knox Village. Hosted by the Lee's Summit CARES organization, the event had a record crowd with nearly 600 in attendance. The breakfast concluded with presentations of annual awards and this year The Fristoe Group, Inc, received the Ethics in Business Award. The award was presented to TFG President Daren Fristoe by Mayor Randy Rhoads and Carl Chinnery. “I was not only surprised by the presentation,” said Fristoe, “but quite humbled. Our community of business owners is overflowing with stellar examples of honest, hardworking businessmen and women and while we were proud to be honored, it is with an attitude

  • 01
    Jan
    Employee Development, Employee Training, Employee Turnover
    Written By evansmediagroup
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    Help your employees—and your company—grow with one-on-one communication. By Daren Fristoe Generally speaking, if a manager’s options for dealing with an underperforming employee are down to termination or coaching, and the workplace issues are correctable, it’s usually better to try coaching. The reality is that we need to keep and develop the employees who are already here. They know our culture and our ways of doing business, and repairing their inconsistencies should result in higher productivity for the business and a better use of time for management. Coaching processes are an investment in the business that can pay dividends, but it does take time. You may be responsible for the roles of adviser, teacher, motivator, performance manager and recognition distributor—all

  • 28
    Jun
    News
    Written By thefristoegroup
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    Lee’s Summit, MO - With recent figures putting the mobile computing growth rate at 9 times that of the internet, it is critical for all business owners to take notice. Daren Fristoe, President of The Fristoe Group, Inc. (TFG), a solutions provider of human resource products and services for small to mid-sized businesses is not only taking notice, he is embracing change and taking advantage of the technology.

  • 18
    May
    Human Resource Management, Human Resources
    Written By thefristoegroup
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    Daren Fristoe, joins us for the 3rd part of our series on Human Resources for Collision Repairers. In this episode we discuss employee termination and a how-to for documentation, in-person meetings and creating a termination Check-List. Repair University is a free monthly training and education series for collision repairers on repair procedures, OEM requirements and estimating. Collision Repair Training education how-2 DIY videos for professionals

  • 04
    Apr
    Lee's Summit EDC
    Written By thefristoegroup
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    The Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council is a public-private partnership that focuses on attracting and retaining investment in Lee’s Summit. For more than 25 years, the program activities of LSEDC have been four tried and true focal points: community product improvement; business retention and expansion; attract targeted, higher paying industry and generate a positive community image. With those initiatives as our foundation, LSEDC evaluates and acts on market-based and visionary opportunities to advocate, create and solidify sustainable growth in our community. One key ingredient of the process is connecting the business community through education, integrated communication and the promotion of new opportunities to support organic business growth in Lee’s Summit. Since July 2011, continuous process improvement to enhance foundation has

  • 29
    Mar
    Productivity
    Written By darenfristoe
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    Pay it Forward: Making Time Time is like any asset: we can manage it, waste it, use it, spend it, save it and so on. Too many people, though, incorrectly assume that they’ll always have enough time to accomplish their goals. Starting and sustaining a business requires capital, planning, infrastructure, marketing and people. Whether you’re starting a new venture, expanding an existing business or simply managing the day-to-day, allow yourself time to gather intelligence, to process information, to plan and implement, to communicate and to execute. Business is moving at an ever-increasing speed, and that makes it more challenging for owners and operators to act instead of react. Block out an hour a day as your “zone,” with no cell

  • 03
    Feb
    Human Resources
    Written By thefristoegroup
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    Entrepreneurial business owners are often frustrated with the time and energy they spend on administrative issues relating to employment. Savvy business owners also see the risk they are exposing themselves to by not proactively managing their employee issues. However, these same business owners want a cost-effective solution to these issues. That’s where outsourcing their HR functions comes in. According to Daren Fristoe, president of The Fristoe Group, a human resources firm in Lee’s Summit, Mo., there are three key levels of outsourced HR offerings. “The first level is a complete redirection of the HR department, where the client outsources the entire HR function to a third-party provider, including staffing, salary and benefits administration, performance management, payroll processing, compliance and record keeping, training,