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Every franchisee who relies on hourly employees has struggled with finding good, dependable staff and managers. There are some tricks of the trade, techniques, and processes that can help you interview better, hire smarter, train better, and retain longer. Successful franchisees are the ones with great employees who are passionate about the brand, its customers, the people they work for, and their own career advancement.

Find tips and insight from human resources experts, franchisees, and franchisors who know what it takes to hire, train, and retain top-performing employees.

Clyde Rucker, a U.S. Army veteran and self-described military brat, said he spent years working his way to the top in corporate America and as a franchise executive for one reason: so he could become a successful franchisee.
  • Debbie Selinsky
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Mark H. Friedman has 25 years of management consultant experience crafting high-end, multi-million-dollar turnaround strategies for large companies.
  • Helen Bond
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Married Couple Open Second Massage Heights Location with Additional Units Planned for the Next Two Years.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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I've been fortunate over the years to consistently think about and work on the intersection of people's experiences and how technology can help make them better.
  • Jocelyn Mangan
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Start the New Year off by ensuring that you focus on all areas of the business including your leadership style and the example you are setting with your people.
  • Kendall Rawls
  • 26,837
Albert Tadevosyan was an MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fighter with a professional fight record of 7 wins, 1 loss, and 1 draw.
  • Kerry Pipes
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Arby's Named One Of The 2017 Best Workplaces For Diversity By Great Place to Work and Fortune.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 17,095
Kevin Kelly, a decorated fighter pilot, credits his 25 years of active duty for his strategic focus on the big picture in his multi-unit franchise business.
  • Helen Bond
  • 7,055
It takes commitment, self-discipline, and a positive mindset to build a healthy and productive family business.
  • Loyd H. Rawls
  • 5,364
Consider these four fundamental questions when looking for a trustworthy business partner and you can achieve peace of mind and build a sound business.
  • Marc Collopy
  • 3,787
In a world characterized by devastating and tragic events, multi-unit franchisees should look for ways to be lasting and positive influences throughout communities.
  • Kendall Rawls
  • 2,542
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Not only is Ben & Jerry's franchisee Karen Morse a veteran of serving up the brand's mantra of peace, love, and ice cream, she strives to scoop it forward.
  • Helen Bond
  • 2,837
Wages are important to employees, but so are schedule flexibility and development opportunities. Use these motivators to drive culture, improve retention, and be more competitive.
  • Mike Zorn
  • 4,611
This issue’s six profiles of multi-unit franchisees include immigrants from three different countries (India, Pakistan, and Armenia), all living the American Dream in their own way.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 4,421
Larry Lavigne has learned a few things about being successful in franchising during the past 25 years. He operates Tropical Smoothie Café and Jet's Pizza locations in his home state of Tennessee.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 5,001
If there is a way to see or hear the Sport Clips name, Johnny Weber will make it happen. Weber, the brand's largest franchisee with 56 stores, and recipient of the 2017 MVP Single Brand Leadership Award, is all about spreading the word on the brand--all day, every day, in every way.
  • Helen Bond
  • 4,614
Two Multi-Brand Franchisees Bringing 25 More Arby's Locations to the Chicago area.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 4,552
KBP Foods Snaps Up Another 78 KFC Restaurants and Now Tops 500 Locations in 20 States.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,865
John Ponczoch believes there is always a way to make someone's day.
  • Helen Bond
  • 3,477
Wendy's Hall of Fame franchisee Eddie Rodriguez is all about mega growth--one restaurant at a time.
  • Helen Bond
  • 2,652
Multi-Unit Chicken Salad Chick Franchisee Adding Another Location To His Portfolio In Louisiana With Store Opening This Week.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,156
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With new regulatory and legal hurdles, a newly confirmed Labor Secretary under a new administration, and revolutionary consumer technology developments popping up everywhere, all signs point to the continued disruption of the hourly workforce
  • Jocelyn Mangan
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Great company culture leads to great customer service, which then leads to happy customers.
  • Marc Collopy
  • 4,913
What's necessary to lead a family business out of the current generation and through the next generation successfully.
  • Dan Iosue
  • 2,051
When Bret Stewart was growing up, he dreamed of being a doctor so he could help people. Life may have led him down a different path, but his desire to positively influence the lives of those around him is realized every day.
  • Helen Bond
  • 2,489
Dickey's Barbecue Pit multi-unit operator opens location at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,204
Multi-Unit Operator Takes Over Atlanta La Madeleine Locations as Part of Brand’s Refranchising Program and Plans to Open 15 More Units In Atlanta and North Carolina.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,444
Todd and Audra Fetter, winners of the 2017 MVP Influencer Award for a Husband & Wife Team, have always had a team approach to marriage, but the decision to become hands-on franchisees has changed the playing field for communicating as a couple.
  • Helen Bond
  • 4,092
Relationships With Franchisors, Customers, And The Community Are One Of The Most Important Aspects Of Success And Critical To Driving Long-Term Value.
  • Kendall Rawls
  • 4,423
When it comes to making his mark and doing good, Brendon Ayanbadejo, recipient of this year's Pro Athlete Influencer MVP Award, wants you to know he is just getting started.
  • Helen Bond
  • 5,854
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