Having the right employees on your team can make or break your business. There is nothing worse for your business’s productivity and overall success than toxic employees. With spring right around the corner, it is a perfect time to take stock of your workplace. Who fit’s in? Who doesn’t? You’ll have to make hard decisions to streamline your business. Who stays, who goes and who can you bring on to increase the business’s success. Here’s how to do it.
1. Look for People Who Don’t Fit in With Your Corporate Culture
Every company has its own unique culture. Some employees love the culture and embrace the company’s values and thus fit in very well. Others are not a good fit. They may be good workers, but they have bad attitudes that bring down morale… or they just don’t share your outlook and value system. Moving them out of your company is beneficial to both parties. You create an opening for a new person that embraces the culture and values of the company and you provide your former employee the opportunity to find a new place to shine.
2. Hire People Who Will Be a Good Fit from the Start
In addition to interviewing and calling references on key candidates, determine how prospective employees might fit into your own corporate culture. Ideally, you should thoroughly test them in your company’s environment prior to hiring them. Give them a personality test; interview them in person two or three times to get a strong gauge on personality and attitude; and introduce them to important people with whom they will be working to see how they interact. Ask prospects why they want to work for your company.
As you streamline your workplace you’ll start to notice small changes at first. As time goes on, you’ll notice a bigger change. You will love it.. The atmosphere will be lighter, people will be happier, more motivated, and engaged with their work. Productivity will improve company-wide. Get started on your employee spring cleaning today.
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