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  • 23
    Jan
    News
    Written By thefristoegroup
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    Daren Fristoe, president of The Fristoe Group, a firm specializing in outsourced Human Resource services, announced his company's five-year anniversary. “As a company and personally, it gives me great pleasure to announce this milestone,” said Fristoe. “In spite of a challenging economy, our client base and provided services have grown steadily through these first five years. Small and mid-sized businesses turned to us for the kind of training and services usually available only at larger firms provided by an in-house Human Resource department. This leveled the playing field, making them more attractive to job seekers, more operationally cost effective and more competitive in the marketplace.” During the last five years, The Fristoe Group has conducted platform training for over 1,000

  • 12
    Sep
    Employee Training
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    The real work of bringing on a new worker should begin before the departing employee leaves your organization. You’ll want your new employee properly trained so the transition is smooth. By asking your departing employee to rethink the job description and map out how the newcomer will be trained, you’ll go a long way toward a positive experience. Also, reassurances of a good word to future employers will help ensure that the departing employee takes ownership in the training process. With the help of Daren Fristoe, president of Missouri-based HR firm The Fristoe Group Inc. (TFG), we have compiled a list of things you and your employees should do to ensure a good training experience. Have the employee: Job description. Review the job description. He needs to

  • 13
    Aug
    Lee's Summit EDC
    Written By thefristoegroup
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    RED Development has another retail development in the works near Summit Fair and SummitWoods Crossing. Summit Place, a 366,625 square foot development for a “big box retailer,” was approved by the planning commission earlier this month and is scheduled to go in front of the city council Dec. 1. According to Dave Claflin of Red Development, the company can’t yet announce a tenant, but “the big box retailer” has been identified. If approved by the city council, the project will be constructed in two phases. Phase one will consist of six buildings and five pad sites and phase two will be composed of 105 square feet of five additional buildings. According to a release, as the third development from the

  • 14
    Jul
    Lee's Summit EDC
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    The chairman of the Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council passed the gavel Wednesday, during an annual investors meeting that attracted a sellout crowd of 150 to the Longview Mansion. During the meeting, which marked the beginning of a new fiscal year for the EDC, Kurt Pycior of Pycior + Co. was succeeded as chairman by Daren Fristoe of The Fristoe Group Inc. “I came on the (EDC) executive committee in 2007, and it was a very different time,” Pycior said, reflecting on the downturn that gripped the national and local economies. But the EDC, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, hung on and had some impressive numbers to announce via an annual report circulated at the meeting. During

  • 13
    Jun
    Employee Screening
    Written By thefristoegroup
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    Pre-employment background screening is essential in building a highly credible and trustworthy staff. Brad Scott, owner of Brad’s Auto Body in Clovis, Calif., hired a new bookkeeper in 2004. She was involved with the local church and the pastor spoke highly of her, so Scott brought her in to oversee the shop’s financials. Scott began to witness his profit margins shrinking month after month. He noticed discrepancies of a few thousand dollars here and there, but couldn’t figure out what was going wrong. Three-and-a-half years after hiring the new bookkeeper, Scott was missing a whopping 9,600. The shop’s annual revenue is only .2 million. “I looked hard at my financial data for four months with my accountant, attorney and paint representative,”

  • 23
    May
    Human Resource Management
    Written By thefristoegroup
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    Understanding generational perspectives and expectations can help employers create effective blended teams. Managing employees from three key different generational groups can be a challenge for small business owners and supervisors. Baby Boomers Baby Boomers were born during the post-World War II boom, roughly between the years of 1946 to 1960. Characteristics of this group include higher rates of participation in advanced education and training, nearly perfect attendance, as well as an assumption of lifelong prosperity and entitlement. These workers have had the tendency to “work hard and play hard,” while remaining loyal to employers for long periods of time, with an eye toward retirement from that entity some day. Generation X Born between 1961 and 1981, this group represents a

  • 06
    Apr
    Employee Development
    Written By darenfristoe
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    If you’re lucky, you probably have a few crackerjack employees who go above and beyond. Maybe you can even see them taking over the business one day. But your satisfaction is clouded by worry. You may find yourself wondering…are they being challenged? What if they leave for a better offer? Do they know how much they’re valued?