Working with Staff

Jan 14, 2014 | Leadership & Culture

What happens if I train staff and they leave?

What happens if you don’t train them and they stay?

I was recently asked if by allowing all staff to undergo a personality test, would this mean that I would then have to put off, those staff that didn’t have the right personality for our business?

My response was – as I believe Personality tests often, give us “Great Opportunities for Growth”

In business as with any team you need all players. Some members may be good starters, but may not always finish well. Those that are good at finalising may not always be good at getting off the ground in the first place.

By looking at someone’s strengths and weaknesses we find we can match skills and strengths to the business needs. Areas of weakness are areas for growth and learning. This is also a good opportunity to find another staff member that may fill the needs of a particular task in a better way, whilst the current staff member may be better at what the other person was doing.

No one will always be a perfect match but by learning more about your staff it gives you more options, and you will no doubt find great strength and opportunity.

“People don’t grow if they aren’t challenged or try new things and take a bit of a risk.”

Business is a risk so you have to take a risks now and then, and maybe you have to take a bit of a risk with your staff. Find out what makes them tick and how they can work better. It is not about working out who you have to get rid of but how you can develop them

Now is your opportunity to get the best out of your staff easily with their natural strengths.

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