Hiring all positions
Aug 28, 2013 / 5:00 am
I always give my head a shake when I encounter the “Hiring all positions” call to action some businesses simply can’t get away from doing. There is a theme that is reoccurring in these companies and their quest to hire the next wave of temporary souls to fill vacated positions of those past, whose dreams or expectations were not fulfilled.
Having been a retailer a good part of my life and having the pleasure of consulting with so many more retailers over the years, I can safely tell you there is something else going on. Unless you are a new start-up or have done a major internal restructuring; the “Hiring all positions” directive is a sure sign of poor management and or outdated principles in staff coaching, direction, and proper remuneration amongst other things.
This should be seen as a huge red flag for prospective job seekers. To those interested enough to apply at such organizations please do yourselves a favor and ask as many questions as possible, get to the true reality of what you are embarking upon.
The great companies of today nurture and guide their staff to be partners in business prosperity and happiness. Staff turnover is very low in organizations where caring is the order of the day, not only caring for their clients’ needs but also for the employees.
Pride, trust and respect are also high on the list. Companies that foster unity and individualism not only build strong teams on the inside, but help build caring community-minded individuals. These people have a strong sense of pride for who they work for and are more than happy to spread the word about their spectacular environment.
The bottom line to all of this is, when certain companies really decide it’s time to change it up and stop the revolving door of “Hiring all positions” chances are profits will increase, blood pressure will decrease and the true satisfaction of why one got into business may decide to return and show its self.
One mindset relic from the past is that staffing costs are a burden to you and your success. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Pay your people well - your staff is the backbone of your creation. Without great staff you have no support, structure or walking and talking branding identity.
Retaining long term talent is a requirement in long term business success. Relationships do matter and business is personal.
You can all do this, you just have to allow yourself to be the change you want to see in your company, and amazing things will happen. I have seen, so many times over, the positive results when people allow themselves to break the rules they have held on to so tightly and just let go.
Don’t be that person on your street that is again “Hiring all positions”. Break your revolving door once and for all. Hire and inspire - it’s your duty.
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