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Bethany Stough

Bethany Stough

Bethany Stough is senior manager, digital media for the National Glass Assoc. Contact her at bstough@glass.org

Stop a Scam Before it Starts

Recently, an employee of one of the Window & Door Dealers Alliance member companies received the following email message: Hi. I would like to know if you have 59.5 in. x 47.5 in. Right-Hand Sliding Low-E Argon Glass Vinyl Windows In Stock ?If Not Can It be Ordered ? I will like to know the…

Insights on Hiring

The process of recruiting and retaining employees is constant and ever-changing. Every aspect of the process—from recruitment tactics to branding to labor pools to internal procedures—must adapt to new types of hires and new challenges. 

Labor and Automation: Not a simple switch

Technology may be enticing and a solution to some labor woes. However, industry companies are faced with many challenges when considering technology investment. Often at the top of the list is cost. “There are levels of automation and workforce reduction in our equipment, but it has a large price…

Building Better Business

In the article Investing in the #1 Asset published in the March/April 2019 issue, sources shared insights on how strong personnel relationships build better businesses. Part of the relationship equation relies on how employees see the company they work for. Here, brand awareness comes into play as…

Investing in the #1 Asset

Ensuring people know their value could be a key element in alleviating some of the pressure in the labor market. Making investments in people pays dividends to a company’s bottom line, impacting employee recruitment, retention and overall success. 

5 Steps to Successful Recruitment

For companies that decide recruiting is a hiring strategy worth considering, certain practices can help lead to success.

Recruiting Realities, Poaching Pitfalls

There are currently more open jobs in the United States than people available to fill them, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Every industry has a labor problem. Every industry must consider how to do business anyway. 

Grassroots Approach

The problem is clear: the construction industry is booming at a time when labor is scarce. The causes are just as well-known: experienced workers are retiring faster than new hires can fill jobs, and skills are going with them; young people aren’t interested in the trades, nor do they possess the…

Five Keys to a Great Showroom

For window and door dealers, the showroom—its location, layout, design and usefulness—is key to every sale. And, central to any great showroom is its appeal to the customer. During the Window & Door Dealer Days Keynote Panel Discussion, Oct. 19-20, held during GlassBuild America 2016, four…