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Choose your response

I say each individual can use this challenging time as a test of their ability to choose their response to adverse circumstances.
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5 keys to approaching layoffs so your employees want to return

Here are a few strategies to help maintain your relationship with laid-off employees and ensure the bridge between the company and them doesn’t go away.
Russ Kathrein Leaders

Getting ahead of a crisis

While we don’t know everything we will do in the future, we likely have a good idea of past actions that we'd rather not repeat.
Coronavirus

Real Issues. Real Answers. The coronavirus crisis

Nearly 1,000 LBM pros weighed in with how their company has responded to the pandemic.
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Staying strong

While the severity and government response to the COVID-19 outbreak varies greatly state-to-state and continues to shift as stay-at-home orders are lifted or extended, LBM dealers adjust on the fly and continue to serve their customers as best they can while also operating from home and keeping team members and customers safe.

Product Picks: May 2020

Each month, hundreds of products hit the market. Here’s our pick of the ones to watch.
Rick Schumacher

The reality of staying strong

History shows clearly that every economic downturn results in winners and losers. The winners work hard to use the downturn to study their business and their operations—to leverage their strengths and work on their weaknesses.
Tough Call

Tough Call: Too tough to be sick?

Your general manager views calling in sick as a sign of weakness—not common sense. What would you do?

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