I Can’t Get Good Help!

Who hasn’t felt the need to cry out that phrase? I was on the golf course last week when I was put into a group that included a young man (late 20s perhaps) who said he served in a military ‘special ops’ group for 4 years. He also said he owns two businesses and ‘loved his life’. He made it a point to let us know how he was ‘retired’ as a result of being shot in the neck and having suffered damage to his spinal system. Since his golf
score was 76 (after a rough start in the front 9) and he had the physique and ego of a ‘special ops’ guy, I figured his injury didn’t have an adverse effect on his golf handicap.

His demeanor during the round seemed to center around letting me know how well his two businesses were doing UNTIL he took a call on his cell phone and all that ‘life is great’ rhetoric unraveled. Within seconds, he starts to blurt out “You just can’t get good people…with half a brain,” I’ll spare you the rest of the story except to say you can probably fill in the blanks unless you’ve been very lucky or are making all the right moves to select and develop your staff.

Not recruiting (which is ONLY scouting—not hiring) on an ongoing basis AND not using all the tools available, coupled with less than stellar interviewing skills, are among the main reasons why this complaint is a plague for small business owners and managers. As well, a lack of ongoing training and development programs is sure to create a situation that will ‘trap’ you. Don’t allow yourself to become a victim. Take steps now to address these areas while it may not be a problem. Proactive effort in this area ALWAYS pays dividends.

To avoid being trapped like this, you may want to learn more about it in my new book, Set Yourself Free – How to Have A Thriving Small Business… And Enjoy It! because you do have choices and there is an effective process to get out of this dilemma.

I hope you will take a moment to read more about it. Feel free to call me at 518.369.7101 or email me at: stan@fambizdoc.com

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