I was telling our board member Mel Kleiman this story yesterday and he suggested it would make a good blog post. Here goes.
My 19 year old son is working for Vector Marketing this summer, selling Cutco knives. Vector is a 60 year old company that sells high end cutlery through a workforce principally comprised of temporary contract employees. The product is very good - my oldest Cutco knives are almost 20 years old. Having been a prior customer, I've been fascinated by a close up view of how they develop their reps and keep them engaged. There are lessons here that most employers can and should apply to their own workforce.
While my son may occasionnally chafe at the structure of the Cutco process, he's learned a few things this summer beyond how to sell knives:
All in all, he won't retire for life on his Cutco earnings, but he's learned valuable lessons he can take to the bank.
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