Loads of my clients have really struggled with recruiting good people recently.
Whereas pre-covid they’d get 30 decent applicants, nowadays they are lucky to get a couple. If that, in some cases! One business owner I spoke to recently said he’d started the recruitment process with a huge list of essential & desirable skills but would now be happy with just about anyone!
(I did remind him about the age-old wisdom - never fill a hole with an a#%hole! That’s never good for business!)
Anyhoo… it got us on to the subject of “is it time to invest in underperforming team members rather than struggle to recruit new ones?”
In my experience, most people actually want to do a good job.
They don’t want to go home every night feeling rubbish about themselves because they’ve done a bad job at work that day.
The main reasons why people underperform are…
1. Lack of skill
2. Lack of training
3. Lack of support
4. Lack of Will
5. Bad attitude
Numbers 1-3 can be fairly easily solved with the right development/coaching/training programme. Also, if this employee doesn’t seem capable of learning a specific thing, then perhaps they could be moved around to a position better suited to their skill set? Numbers 4 & 5 can be a bit trickier but can still be solved with the right coaching.
What’s your biggest team issue right now?
Recruiting or getting your team to do what you pay them to do?
If it’s the latter… I can help!
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