And the painted ponies go up and down
We're captive on the carousel of time
We can't return we can only look behind
From where we came
And go round and round and round
In the Circle Game
– Joni Mitchell
It is difficult to hire and retain productive staff with the competition between companies for new talent. It seems like a revolving door – the minute your team seems aligned, another change occurs. When you experience the same issues repeatedly, it’s time to step back and think about how to stop the Circle Game. In this newsletter, as we shoulder through toward the end of the year, let’s step back and organize our talent. Otherwise, the circles continue.
Whether you’ve been in the workforce for 30 years or 3, work has changed. Everyone is juggling multiple tasks and projects. If you’re like me, you’re always trying to check off your work quickly to get it all done, but you can’t remember what you did that morning. It’s frustratingly hard to make an impact when speed is the priority. Like you, I strive to do a great job, not dial it in. It’s a complex work environment, and I need many other people to help me with my projects which also adds to the confusion. Add a job opening to this and you’ve got a lot of anxiety. Anxiety leads to blind spots and mistakes as we go round and round and round in the Circle game.
You’ll learn how to:
- HIRE with accuracy and efficiency; not with psychic readings
- Build a BENCHMARK for accurate comparison
- ONBOARD for new hires and every promotion
- Use CAREER MAPs to plan future promotions and succession
- RETAIN your employee (aka assets)