Methods for Building Employee Loyalty

The days of lifetime employment at a single company are long gone, so business leaders today need to make an extra effort to retain talent and foster employee loyalty.

Loyal employees are the heart of successful companies. When people feel fulfilled at their jobs, they go above and beyond to help the organization improve. They share expertise, resolve conflicts, suggest improvements, boost morale, help co-workers, conserve resources, and more. “Those behaviors make groups and organizations more effective — sales are better, production loss is lower, everything is better,” says Diane Bergeron, an assistant professor at Case Western’s Weatherhead School of Management in Cleveland.

To become one of those lucky companies, take time to understand what your employees need and provide it for them. “As in any relationship, if you get what you need, you’re more likely to stay,” Bergeron says.

Loyalty is largely inspired by flexibility and individual attention. These four techniques can help you offer that to every employee:

1. Invest more time in the hiring process. Hiring takes a lot of time, but a rigorous process pays off when you find the right person. “Person/organization fit is huge,” Bergeron says. “If you’re selective on the front end, you lose fewer people later.” Well-matched employees are naturally more loyal, so retaining them takes less effort.

As you hire, introduce the candidate to several people on your team, ask them to complete a project or share samples of past work, and screen for personality. “Make sure their values match the values of the organization,” Bergeron adds. A good match will blend naturally with the others on your team, rounding out their skills and fitting in with the overall culture.

2. Make your employees marketable. A good working relationship must be beneficial for both of you, meaning that employees need regular opportunities to enhance their professional skills. Many companies worry about investing too much in employees in case they leave, but you want to do just the opposite. “The more [employees] feel they can leave, the more likely they are to stay,” Bergeron says.

Managers are the most important source of growth and inspiration. “The relationship with the manager is the number one predictor of whether or not someone stays [at a job],” Bergeron says. Make sure your managers are trained to inspire their employees, share their expertise, and offer opportunities for growth.

3. Allow many paths to promotion. Your employees’ needs are ever evolving, so you can help them grow and inspire loyalty by offering opportunities for advancement tailored to their skills and goals. For example, many computer programmers want to move up without shifting into management, so tech companies often offer a choice between a technical or managerial career path.

Go one step further by helping an employee create a new job based on their skill set, or allowing them to rotate between different roles. “If people have the flexibility to tailor their job to their needs, they’re less likely to leave to find what they need,” Bergeron says.

4. Empower employees to make choices. Inspire loyalty by giving employees a sense of freedom and control. “When people feel that they’re trusted, they respond to that,” Bergeron says. You might let employees work from home when needed, make decisions autonomously, or adjust their work schedule to balance family. Those freedoms show confidence and help employees tailor the job to their needs.

“Trust is this basic component of society,” Bergeron says. “Without it, [organizations] cease to function.” Trusting companies have less rigid management, greater creativity, and higher employee satisfaction. They also inspire employees to go above and beyond, making the workplace better for everyone.

CARTRIDGE WORLD DONATES $19,000 TO THE NATIONAL BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION

In December, Cartridge World North America donated $19,040 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). More than 100 Cartridge World stores participated in the fundraising campaign. The non-profit organization will use the donation to offer early detection services and support programs for breast cancer patients.

“According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide – and that impact is felt by everyone, including the Cartridge World family,” said William Swanson, Chief Executive Officer for Cartridge World North America. “Raising funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation is our way of getting involved in our community, raising awareness and giving back for a cause that touches so many of us.”

The NBFC was presented with the donation at its headquarters in Dallas on Tuesday, December 18, 2012. With a mission to save lives through early detection, the NBCF partners with 94 medical facilities to provide free mammograms and diagnostic breast care services to women in need. The foundation also offers multiple educational resources aimed at breast cancer survivors.

“With the support and partnership of Cartridge World, NBCF is able to provide funds to support our mission and programs,” said Brent Hail, Senior VP, Development of the NBCF.

During Cartridge World’s “Round Up for Pink Ink” campaign, more than 125 stores raised funds for the cause, including:

Cartridge World will continue its collaboration with the NBCF to raise funds for the non-profit organization. In the meantime, visit the NBCF website to learn how you can get involved or donate now.

With 600 stores across the U.S. and Canada, Cartridge World is the world’s largest specialty retailer of ink and toner printer cartridges. To learn how much Cartridge World can help you save on printing costs, use our online savings calculator. For more information about Cartridge World’s programs and eco-friendly products, visit www.CartridgeWorld.com or call your local Cartridge World store.

 

MAKE YOUR WASTE ENERGY

Waste to energy means producing energy from burning trash, and is the least ideal option in our waste-management circle. If done intelligently, waste to energy plants can reduce the volume of garbage going into a landfill by 90% [1], and recoup some of the energy present in the trash. Irresponsible waste incineration, however, can make the toxins present in trash both more mobile and more lethal, further exacerbating the problem of what to do with what we throw away.

Waste to energy still sends some materials – usually ash – to a landfill, where most of our trash is still being buried. Landfills are fraught with environmental problems. These include household and industrial wastes leaking into the ground and contaminating our food and drinking water, the release of greenhouse gasses such as methane, and the permanent loss of valuable materials and nutrients – many of which were just recently dug up out of the ground. The limited and leaky nature of landfills only highlights the old adage – There is no such place as away.

 

THINGS WE ALL CAN DO TO RECYCLE

  • RESUSE
  • Use both sides of your paper before recycling it.
  • Purchase used items when possible instead of buying new ones.
  • Have broken items repaired before buying a new item
  • Sell or donate items instead of throwing them away.
  • Encourage use of non-disposable plates, silverware, and glasses in your school or work cafeteria
  • Send old shoes back to companies like Nike to be reused

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

We remanufacture for all major brands…HP, Canon, Brother, Lexmark, Dell & more!

With over 20 years experience, Cartridge World can save you money on ink and toner cartridges every day, but we’re more than the low-price leader. We guarantee the quality of our remanufactured printer cartridges and we back that up with and total satisfaction guarantee and excellent customer service. We take great care to use the best inks and the latest technology when refilling ink cartridges and remanufacturing toner cartridges.

Cartridge World is the leader in remanufacturing and refilling printer cartridges. We provide replacements for all major brands including HP, Dell, Canon, Lexmark and Epson. We refill ink cartridges for most home or small business printers, whether they are multi-function, color or black and white. We remanufacture laser cartridges for most high speed copiers, full color printers or all-in-one laser printers. We also refill fax and copier cartridges.

– We provide the service and convenience you expect — from a locally owned and operated business. We are the specialists in both ink cartridges and toner printer cartridges, it’s all we do!

– All you need to do is swap your empty color or black ink cartridge, or color or black toner cartridge for one that has been thoroughly tested to ensure it will work properly with your printer. If you don’t have an empty cartridge, don’t worry we have many printer cartridges in stock ready to go.

-With 650 stores in North America and 1,700 stores worldwide, we guarantee you’ll be 100% satisfied with the ink cartridges and toner cartridges you purchase from us.

-Using Cartridge World cartridges is the environmentally smart decision for printer cartridges. Reusing is the highest form of environmental responsibility.

-Most Cartridge World stores offer free pick-up and delivery for qualified business customers.

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Why pay more to print?

To ensure reliability and top quality, Cartridge World’s professionals remanufacture and refill inkjet cartridges to the highest original equipment manufacturer (OEM) standards, which is economically and environmentally responsible.

Every remanufactured ink cartridge from Cartridge World is cleaned and inspected for damage or wear, and then the ink cartridge is refilled and tested in a printer to assure the highest quality standards. Our quality is assured for any inkjet refill, whether a black ink cartridge or a color ink cartridge, or any inkjet printer.

Only a skilled technician can refill an inkjet cartridge properly, which is not surprising when you consider that each inkjet nozzle is microscopic – about one-third the circumference of a human hair. Cartridge World stores take pride in each top quality ink cartridge refill they deliver.

Cartridge World has spent 20 years refining the process of ink cartridge refill. With our 1,700 stores worldwide and dedicated franchisees and top notch technicians, you can be assured of a quality product that you can depend on. We guarantee it.

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Save 40% on Printer Cartridges

In North America, more than 40,000 tons of plastic and metal is saved from landfills annually as a result of cartridge recycling. For every 100,000 used cartridges recycled, we can save 9599 kilograms of aluminum, 40 tons of plastic, and 1,000,000 liters of oil. Ink cartridge recycling has virtually become synonymous with successful sustainable development.

Now imagine the exponential savings by reusing those cartridges BEFORE recycling them. Reuse is the highest form of recycling which is why remanufacturing is the ideal way to give used inkjet and toner cartridges another life – a life which doesn’t include being abandoned in a landfill where it can take more than 1,000 years for the cartridge to decompose.

Here are just some of the reasons to reuse/recycle cartridges:

It reduces air and water pollution/emissions associated with landfilling, incineration or the manufacturing of new cartridges.

It conserves our natural resources such as timber, water, oil/petroleum and minerals because it reduces the need for raw materials.

It helps save energy.

It decreases emissions of greenhouse gases that contribute to global climate change.

It helps us sustain the environment for future generations.