Are your staff the best there has ever been?
- Sort out the skills shortage. // Cabinet Maker;7/27/2001, Issue 5248, p11
Tackles the factors that should be considered by furniture retailers prior to launching a training program for their employees. Components of a good training program; Need to identify the staffing needs of the store; Advise on identifying staff members who will undergo training.
- WMIA: Working to ensure a qualified workforce. // Wood & Wood Products;May98, Vol. 103 Issue 6, p80
Focuses on the role of the Wood Machinery Industry Association (WMIA) in keeping a qualified workforce for the industry. Creation of the Woodworking Industry Educational Forum; Information on the programs being offered by the Forum.
- Give them a break. // Cabinet Maker;12/12/2003, Issue 5368, p3
Comments on the need for furniture designers to have a better understanding of the furniture industry and to have empathy with the demands of the market. Awareness of the commerciality of furniture designing among entrants to the annual Collection competition; Complaint of manufacturers...
- Talk. // Cabinet Maker;12/2/2005, Issue 5467, p9
The article presents several views about the participation of women in the furniture industry in Great Britain. One furniture company executive says that women have a more relaxed approach, thus his shop is enjoying a good time. Another furniture store owner points that women are not getting the...
- All shipshape at Cargo. Pulling, Jenny // Cabinet Maker;07/02/99, Issue 5144, p18
Profiles Cargo, a furniture company in Great Britain. Suppliers of upholstery products; Connection with furniture companies in China and Indonesia; Company background; Provision of training modules for employees; Enhancement of customer service.
- Sweet 16 Furncert graduates. // Cabinet Maker;10/26/2001, Issue 5261, p33
Focuses on the completion of the Enterprise Ireland Furncert Programme by 16 employees in the Irish furniture industry. Program organizers; Focus on technical and managerial versatility; Participation of several furniture companies.
- Quality is key to sales success. Kidd, Andrew // Cabinet Maker;5/10/2002, Issue 5286, p1
Focuses on the importance of quality in the furniture industry in Great Britain. Demand of consumers for quality products; Success of Conroys; Emphasis on proper staff training.
- FIRA steps up Ireland operation. // Cabinet Maker;6/19/2009, Issue 5642, p4
The article reports on the increase in the size of its the workforce of the Furniture Industry Research Association (FIRA) in Ireland. FIRA believes that the additional recruits will help its Service Technicians business increase its coverage in the country. The new recruit will undergo...
- Now is not the time for excuses. // Cabinet Maker;11/26/2004, Issue 5416, p10
The article focuses on the findings of the Furniture Industry Strategy Group report (FISG) and its recommendations. FISG found that 70 percent of companies have difficulties recruiting skilled staff, particularly in upholstery, sewing and wood machining. Complaints from some manufacturers that...