Hiring & Employee Retention

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I have a small business and I’m realizing from the Deborah interviews that I need to be better about hiring.  I spend months training somebody only for them to “ghost” me after they’re up and running. It feels like 25% of my day goes towards training new people.  Plus, I’ve become grouchy and short with new staff members.  Tips, anyone?

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This sucks, there’s no two ways about it.  I like to hire people who truly thrive on helping others and have mouths to feed.  They need the work and they’re eager to do a great job.  Many of my employees I’ve actually worked with for half a DECADE.  We have a close relationship; I go to their family parties, send them Christmas cards, have them over at my house.  Making employees like family makes it less likely they’ll flake out.  I love hiring empty nesters eager to sink their teeth into a career after time off raising kids.  Also – I pay my employees better than they could make elsewhere.  They won’t be tempted to leave you because you pay more.  Plus, you’re MAKING money by paying your employees well because you won’t spend oodles of time training them.  Finally, I learn their love languages.  One employee of mine in a weight loss company I ran, Chrissy D., had the love language of “gifts”.  When her daughter was born she couldn’t produce breastmilk.  My ass went and pumped every morning for 20 minutes for that girl.  I felt great giving her that gift.  (30 gallons, eventually)  What’s more, she worked with optimum effort and enthusiasm for the gift I gave her and her sweet daughter Norah.  Finally, I lost mega baby weight while keeping my milk supply bumpin’ because I pumped every day so much.  It was a win-win for everybody.  Give your employees a love language test by going here: http://www.5lovelanguages.com/ Also please consider finding out how to best hire employees by contacting our Moms Wear Capes personal DISC concierge here: Taylor.Warrick@extendeddisc.org . She’s very good at what she does AND a mommy too!  Hugs, Steph

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