Mediocrity Kills: How to Hire – And Keep – Only the Best Workers
|Mediocrity Kills: How to Hire – And Keep – Only the Best Workers|
by Mel Kleiman, MultiBriefs
The obstacle that all too often keeps any organization from being its best is the willingness to tolerate mediocre performers. Let’s face it, dishonest, unreliable troublemakers are seldom the reason businesses fail to excel – those folks get fired quickly. What really keeps success an arm’s length away are the mediocre players.
The optimal way to avoid hiring a so-so person in the first place is to always make perfect hiring decisions and provide excellent training. But if you inherit a less-than-stellar employee or mistakenly offer a job to the wrong candidate, bear in mind that it’s best to cut your losses as soon as you recognize the problem because it’s a big mistake to:
But beyond that, perhaps the most important thing to do is set up and sustain a culture of accountability. It starts with clear communications to job applicants, new hires and team members alike:
Here are a few more things you can do to build the best team possible: