Gary Gordon of Samuel Gordon Jewelers, Oklahoma City, discussed his self-published Employee Tool Box during his presentation, “Secrets to Keeping Employees Happy and Productive,” at the recent Centurion 2008 show in Tucson, Ariz.
“I look at our business like a stool with three legs: one of the legs is the inventory; another is the entire corporate culture; and that third leg is the people that Gordon Tool Box work for you and with you. It’s obvious that if one of those legs is not strong, the stool will fall over,” Gordon said during his session.
Centurion is offering Gordon’s handbook, at his request, to jewelers with the entire $35 purchase price going to Jewelers for Children. Inside Samuel Gordon Jeweler’s Employment Toolbox are close to 30 of Gary’s employee documents gleaned over 40 years in the business. They include: employee manual, confidentiality agreement, various job descriptions, performance reviews forms, a hiring checklist, copy for various help-wanted ads, and a list of strategic questions.
To receive a copy of Samuel Gordon Jeweler’s Employee Tool Box, send a check for $35 made payable to: “Jewelers For Children” to Centurion; 1745 Merrick Ave, Ste. 5; Merrick, N.Y. 11566. On the memo portion of the check write: “Samuel Gordon Tool Box.” Also include a flat 8 ½ x 11” self-addressed envelope, which will be used to mail the materials.