How I Hire

During my time at Legion, I have hired close to 100 people. While there may be a science to hiring for some, I think our “science” is a little different. I’ve found that when you are hiring for inside sales, the skills I’m looking for are things that a test cannot measure. So how do …

The Unexpected Joys

In the office at Legion, we often plan big fun things for the company to do together – trips to the ballpark, Casino Nights, go-karting, etc. We do this to reward people for their hard work, to build team camaraderie around the office, and to provide a break in the stress that our industry has. …

My Rewarding Internship Experience

A few weeks into my internship, management asked that the fall interns be in charge of the fourth quarter community service project. We had to give the company at least a six-week notice before the event would be held. We started by discussing ideas: where should we go? What should we do? I began to …

What FC Cincinnati Means to Legion

What could be more exciting than adding a major sports team to the Tri-State? Even those of us who don’t regularly follow sports are caught up in the excitement and the possibilities of what this franchise could become. For Legion, the excitement is magnified by the fact that we are one of four corporate sponsors …

You’re Not Exactly My Type, But You Should Definitely Meet My Friend

I see recruiting like matchmaking. Seeing a great resume on LinkedIn is like seeing a cute guy across the bar. It’s a rush. It’s the thrill of the chase. The phone interview is a like a first date—you get to know each other, ask the standard questions, the entire time gauging if there’s going to …

I Didn’t Know It Was #GivingTuesday

Actually no one at Legion knew until I received several emails this morning talking about #GivingTuesday. This confession may make it sound like we aren’t the giving type, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Giving is a big part of what Legion is all about. Our community service committee meets year-round to plan …

Why Using a Third-Party Logistics Company Makes More Sense Now than Ever

There are always numerous reasons why using a third-party logistics provider always makes sense. And right now there are even more reasons. Anyone who drives a car knows that gas is significantly lower than it was last year at this time. Diesel is also lower, making shipping by truck more comparable in price to shipping …

6 Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving at Work

Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and express our gratitude. For those of us fortunate enough to have a second family at work, we often celebrate with them as well, before the actual holiday. Here are some easy inexpensive ways to celebrate with your co-workers. 1. Potluck – We have done this the …

In Honor of National Aviation Month – Strange Things Shipped by Air Freight

November is National Aviation Month, which can mean different things to different people. For most, it probably means nothing. For history buffs, it’s a great time to learn more about their favorite plane, pilot, or era in flying. As a logistics company, we of course are interested in the shipping aspect of flying, so we’ll …

Entrepreneurship in an Unlikely Place

What comes to mind when you think of Kentucky? Probably bourbon, horses, baseball bats, maybe a certain red bird or undomesticated cat. How about entrepreneurship, start-ups, or early stage capital? I didn’t think so. Entrepreneurship seems more like a West Coast or Northeast thing, but the Midwest, and yes, even Northern Kentucky, is a great …