Most business people take an age to let someone go that isn’t working out.
They manage like they go to the cinema. Sitting through a three hour long film that is boring from the 1st to the last minute.
They think it has to get better. They keep hoping it will get better. They wait and hope for a miraculous, spontaneous cure to hiring the wrong person.
When you finally let go the employee, you create a vacancy and it needs to be filled.
You’ve done nothing proactive to be able to fill it until your urgent and desperate need has arisen.
Thus the fact that your “best” applicant, the out of work brother-in-law of your project manager, has no references, and occasionally interrupts his sentences by snarling like a dog is ignored.
Hey, the work needs to be done today right!
This is the way so many owners and directors operate. Do yourself a favour, learn to do the opposite.
There are hundreds of critical factors that go into managing a business for maximum profit.
One of the most critical is the finding of useful employees. You can’t live with ‘em but you can’t live without ‘em. Or that’s how it seems.
Recruiting is a minefield. And a really easy one to step in!
The hiring part is easy. Actually, we think it is way too easy. Most business people hire too quickly and too casually.
Whatever you invest in getting only high-quality people will pay you back hundreds of times over!
You’ll find few things as expensive, time-consuming, and painful as winding up with the employee from hell.
You’ll find few things as profitable as winding up with employees who thoroughly understand you, your expectations and work to meet them.
OK, so how do you separate the diamonds from the gravel?
Fortunately, finding competent and effective employees boils down to a marketing exercise, just the same as finding customers and clients does.
This is no time to be “woolly”. Invest time in getting very clear on exactly what you want, and just as important - what you do not want.
This goes against conventional wisdom but the harder you make it for prospective employees to apply to work the better quality applicants you are going to get.
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Kind regards, Irene