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    Why Worker Retention is Only Half the Story

    Posted on February 18, 2020


    The Dasher Way emphasizes that worker retention is mission-critical. This is especially true in a time of unprecedented low unemployment and high turnover. A key to employee retention is hiring and nurturing VALUE-ALIGNED workers. As any person in a dysfunctional work environment knows, people who are not in sync with your values can poison the […]Read More

    Employees Are Not Machines With Legs

    Posted on February 11, 2020


    Gail is a customer service representative. When she joined Dasher two years ago, she had been trying off and on for years to get her GED. It was a condition of her employment that she complete her GED within a year. Not only did she achieve that goal, she went on to enrolling college, where […]Read More

    How to Make Money While Making Change

    Posted on February 03, 2020


    Sharon Ryan As the CEO of Dasher, Inc., a woman-owned company that has super-sized our employees’ success as quickly as our bottom line, many people assume I run a nonprofit. Not true. In reality, I am a successful business owner who not only runs a powerhouse communication company working in shipping and mailing, field staff […]Read More

    Dasher’s Traditional and Non-traditional Benefits

    Posted on November 19, 2019


    Benefits for Everyone Dasher provides a full benefits package to employees who work a minimum of 24 hours a week, guaranteeing Dasher an advantage in attracting and retaining part-time workers.   Traditional benefits include health, disability, vision, and dental insurances; 401K with a generous match; and paid time off. We take exceptional care to make […]Read More

    Unique Aspects of Dasher’s Workplace

    Posted on November 05, 2019


    Nurturing the Workplace Environment People live in a much bigger world than just where they work. We have neither the undivided attention of our employees nor significant power over them. Family, friends, and the norms that define culture outside of work matter to and influence people. If we are trying to influence people and we […]Read More

    The Final Steps in Hiring the Right Person

    Posted on October 28, 2019


    The Final Phase If you are reading along, you may be wondering how we can do all this so quickly.  We have buy-in that our hiring process has to be rigorous and fast.  It can be done! In the final phase of our hiring process, we review the test results and conduct a second in-person […]Read More

    The Interview Process- Finding the Right Candidates

    Posted on September 30, 2019


    Our Process At Dasher, our philosophy is that qualified candidates who are aligned with the Dasher Way are precious. We move quickly through our process and we never divert from it.  We do not wait to find two or three candidates to make a hiring decision.   Dasher’s interview to hiring timeline can be as little […]Read More

    Apply! Apply! – The search for qualified candidates.

    Posted on August 26, 2019


    Our Biggest Resource Anybody who runs a company knows that you have to have a solid stream of candidates to fill open positions.  Our people are our biggest resource and without our people, we wouldn’t have “Team Dasher.”  We spend a lot of time identifying and hiring talent who can succeed in the organization while […]Read More

    Measuring Outcomes/Nobody Gets It Right the First Time

    Posted on August 19, 2019


    Tracking Our Outcomes For each business function occurring at Dasher, we have separate scorecards to track weekly performance of our processes, including finance, marketing, production, and contact center operations.  The scorecard for the Team Member Prosperity and Success Model is shown here. Dasher tracks specific outcomes from each step of the Team Member Prosperity and […]Read More

    How Long Does It Take to Get Measurable Results?

    Posted on August 12, 2019


    Results May Vary! Actual results may vary!  We developed the Team Member Prosperity and Success Model through trial and error over a ten-year period and we continue to enhance and modify it.  It is a living document. Most people we talk to about the Team Member Prosperity and Success Model are focused on implementing the […]Read More

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