Hiring good employees is not only important to business, it’s essential. Employees are the heart and soul of a business; they are the mechanism that makes a business run; they are the breath of life that enables a business to be something more than an idea. A business cannot run unless someone (employees, in this case) is doing the work. Any intelligent business owner should want good employees.
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. first quarter 2011 earnings before the market open, its conference call to be broadcast live over the internet on Monday, May 16, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time with: Robert A. Niblock, chairman and chief executive officer; Rick D. Damron, executive vice president of store operations; and Robert F. Hull, Jr., executive vice president and chief financial officer.
First, only send people on business trips that really need to be there. Many times a company will send far too many salespeople to take care of a job that a team of two or three could easily handle. Second, find the most cost effective airfare that you can. Business class airfare doesn’t have to be expensive if you research and find the cheapest flights possible. This might mean taking earlier or later flights, but if you are a small company and can save a few hundred dollars, then you should. You should always try to lower corporate travel costs.
Whatever be your mode of transport, the onus is on you to make sure that you are comfortable. You owe it to yourself and the baby. So if you are flying, make sure that you move around at least once every hour. If you are travelling in a car, take a break every hour, walk around, and stretch yourself. This is extremely important and essential to prevent blood clots. It will also keep you from being sore and stiff.
If you don’t smoke and you’re bothered by cigarette smoke or the smell of cigarettes, make sure you’re booked into a room or apartment that is in a non-smoking area.
Be open to negotiation. Remember, you probably won’t have time to do everything you want to do. Talk to your family members. Find out what they might like to do and where they might like to go. Decide on one or two top activities that are the most important and plan accordingly.
Photronics, Inc. will announce financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2011 on Monday, May 16, 2011 at approximately 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Company management will host a public conference call on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss Photronics’ quarterly results and business highlights. During the call, Company management will respond to questions concerning, but not limited to, the Company’s financial performance, business conditions and industry outlook. Some of these responses may contain information that has not been previously disclosed.