Recently, I was listening to the Tom Leykis show. I am a fan of Tom Leykis. He always has stimulating, shall we say, discussions that really get you thinking. And that’s what I like about the show. He was talking about the question, “Why should employees be loyal to their companies?” And, “Why should you be loyal to a company that makes you give them 2 week’s notice if you’re quitting, yet if they want get rid of you – your butts on the street tomorrow? Why should you be loyal to a company that you work for 10, 15, or 20 years, and then they just decided to down size one day, and you’re holding the bag. Why should you do your job better than the next person, when all they’re going to do is give you more work?”
Now I can really relate to this and maybe you can too. Let’s face it, a lot of us are in business for ourselves today because that’s the kind of thing we got sick of. We wanted to our own thing. Because we had a better idea. Like Ford. We wanted to do it “Our Way.” Like Frank Sinatra.But I began to think about the other side. Have you ever hired somebody, with all the good intentions in the world and then found out that they weren’t loyal to you at all? They were consistently late. They didn’t care about your business or your customers. All they cared about was their paycheck. They just took a day off, because, they felt like it.Or maybe you put a tremendous amount of time into training this person on your business, and they ended up stealing your clients? Many customer’s have come to me, as their consultant and ask me how to deal with a specific employee issue. They say, “Mark, I don’t know what I’m going to do with this person. I can’t get through to them. They’re constantly making mistakes, their slow as molasses, they have no sense of priority, their poor attitude is dragging the entire office down.”So I ask them, why don’t you fire them? They say, “Are you kidding, if I fire them, they’re going to take me to court and I know I’ll lose. Because it’s happened before. So I just live with it. But it’s costing me money, it’s costing me customers and it’s driving me crazy!”Listen folks, you can’t live with it anymore. We small business people can’t afford to make very many mistakes. We make a mistake and the big guys will chew us up and spit us out – lickety split. And you’re going to find yourself working for the MAN again. So “How Do You Build and Maintain a Winning Team.”If you have an employee problem, are looking for ways to get your staff to be more productive, or wondering how you can get your employees to get stuff done BEFORE you tell them to, then you will be interested in what I have to say.With the help of several member consultants of Virtual Consulting Net.com, we have prepared a “How To – White Paper” on developing and maintaining a winning team. It has been designed specifically for small business managers and provides specific step-by-step instructions for building a strong, loyal team. The good news is that it is now available FREE just for the asking. That’s right FREE!It provides detailed answers to the following questions:Recruitment
- What are the main factors in selecting the right person for the job?
- Isn’t it a crap shoot? How do you know if someone will work out?
- What can you do to find out about a candidates character?
- I often hear people say, “Uhhhg newspapers, I get such poor quality there.”
- Where do you look to find the right person?
- How do you get the right person for the right job?
- What are your legal rights?
- What can we do to keep good people?
- How can we hold them accountable to get their job done properly and timely?
- What if they don’t? What kind of things can we do to motivate people to be more timely, accurate and team oriented?
- How can I make my goals, THEIR goals?
- How do I get them to care about my company and customers?
- What if the positive things don’t work?
- How do we let people go without risking a lawsuit?
- Do’s and don’ts when recruiting.
- When and how should I conduct exit and entrance interviews?
- How to ensure that your employees do NOT have legal recourse.
AND MUCH MORE. The program also includes the necessary forms for interviews, performance tracking, meeting logs and more. It also provides the names, telephone numbers and web sites for many employee related resources, including governmental agencies, FREE help lines, and small business consultants.Just so to www.smallbusinesshour.com and ask for the “Build a Winning Team” White Paper and we will rush it right on out to you.