Contact Us

That Magic Number $13.10 Is Just a Number or Is It?

The final installment of “The Magic Number is $13.10” arrived Friday with the intention matching employer and employee. 

Featured guests included Kent Alberty who is with Employment Edge, a company providing staffing and business services in our area. Joining him was Jim Kellar, a consultant with businesses to help improve morale, productivity, and profitability for businesses.

Honest communication is the integral part of the boss/worker dynamic.  Specific requirements should be laid out by the supervisor so the employee knows what is expected.  The employee also needs to probe for potential advancement along the career path. Alberty also cautions those who are applying for positions to be honest about their skill set on their resume.

Even though every available position has its own challenges, there are basic rules that every worker should follow no matter their situation.  Kellar says in his performance coaching experience, if you show up at the appointed time, dress in the appropriate way and be ready to fulfill the task most of the battle is done.

When it comes to supervisors who hold a position of authority, a piece of advice would be don’t abuse that power.  Also, training workers properly to move ahead in their careers goes a long way toward fostering a positive environment.  In addition, there should be more than just the once-a-year evaluation conversation between the superior and subordinate.  Kellar says frustration blooms when an employee’s wrong is not confronted.

For a fuller take on the discussion among the parties involved, audio samples are provided.

Jim Kellar defines “Performance Coaching” and Kent Alberty’s suggestions for job seekers.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

“Talk to me, boss.  You owe me more than just a paycheck.”  If there are surprises in the evaluation, there is a failure to communicate.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

You want to hear an employer tell it like it is?  Listen to this want ad.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Poverty feeds desperation and hopelessness.  To break the cycle, inspiration is needed and childhood is the best place to groom it.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Many thanks to our guests and contributors who helped make this series possible.

Follow us on Twitter: @RickKnobe @petersdsp @ViewpointU

PART 4: RECRUITING THE $13.10 JOBS TO SIOUX FALLS

PART 3: ACQUIRING SKILLS TO GET TO THE MAGIC NUMBER

PART 2: THE MAGIC NUMBER REVEALED

PART 1: INSPIRATION FOR THE MAGIC NUMBER SERIES

More Local News

More State, US & World News

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://ksoo.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on KSOO-AM 1140 - Live, Local and Breaking News from Sioux Falls, South Dakota quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on KSOO-AM 1140 - Live, Local and Breaking News from Sioux Falls, South Dakota quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!