When To Hire And When To Fire Employees

September 10, 2012

Whether in your store you employ one person, or fifty, choosing the right employees can be a challenge.

How do you know which of the job applicants will be worth their weight in gold, and which will give you a run for your money?

Well, the “secret” to hiring the right employee is to give equal weight to five different factors:

Education
Experience
Passion
Drive
Fit

Sometimes, the best applicant is not the one with 20 years of experience.
Sometimes, the best applicant is not the one with the Master’s degree. Focus your interview questions around all five traits, and the “right” employee will emerge.

What if it’s a toss up? Look closely at the experience, because past experience is the best indicator of future success.

If you’re struggling with current employees, here are four guidelines to determine it’s time to let someone go:

You are doing (or re-doing) their work
They fail to reach their goals on a regular basis
The employee has not taken your reprimands to heart
They negatively impact other employees around them

Retail owners do not have the luxury of keeping poor or mediocre employees.

You must keep only the best employees for your business. And, don’t feel guilty for letting go of inefficient or unproductive persons. You’re growing a business, not running a charity.

Plus, I’ve learned by experience that I’m not doing anyone any favors by keeping a bad employee around… not the employee, not my customers, not the rest of my staff, and not me!

To your abundant success,

Leon Skaliotis – Founder, Retail Fundamentals.

Leon Skaliotis is an accomplished retail specialist in Melbourne, Australia, who  successfully coaches Melbourne retail owners on how to create highly profitable businesses by attracting shoppers and converting them into loyal fans. His fast working principles from the exclusive programmes, My Retail Success and The Outside In Method come with a 100%  Satisfaction Guarantee and enable Melbourne retailers to:

  • Attract and Keep more Customers
  • Substantially increase their Profit
  • Increase the Value of each business
  • Free up more of their  Time

To receive your complimentary copy of “Retail Secrets Every Owner Should Know” click: www.retailfundamentals.com.au

You can contact Leon Skaliotis direct on (+61) 0425 83 3344  or email: leon@retailfundamentals.com.au

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