Creating good employees. Part 3

Employees want to do good. 

Not many employees out there go to work to fail. They have responsibilities and commitments. Everyone wants praise over disapproval and criticism.  

This includes the boss. The CEO or the COO will want praise from clients, investors and staff. The boss is the boss for a reason, they may be the owners or the assigned CEO of an organization. However, at some point, they may have lost the desire to lead or they believe they are above everyone else. This is where a major check is needed. If the company is not performing well it is most likely the fault of the leader/boss and not the employees. 

The jobs. 

Scrolling through LinkedIn it seems that some job descriptions are so detailed that you seem to drown in responsibilities while others are so large that you do not know what the job at hand is.  

Some are written out to cover all aspects of a job so that if the employee fails it’s clear that they didn’t or couldn’t fulfil the role. It is designed to fail and is most likely written out by the HR department. While the other jobs are simply posted and the individual is going fishing, hoping to snag someone that may fit the role.  

The personal touch. 

Where is the Human Resource department? Many application processes are automated, the HR department may as well be a chimpanzee picking through a pile of bananas.  

I have sorted through many resumes myself and while I try to be fair, we are all the same up to a point. We sort through the good and the bad quickly. Trying to look at more than the content oftentimes. The process of looking is to find that unicorn that fits perfectly.  

Yet when all this sorting is done on paper you will be hard pressed to find that perfect individual. A salesperson sells, be that in person or via email. They should be a good communicator but they may be terrible writers.  

Some people can sell you anything but they may not be able to sell themselves.  

So what does it take to hire someone amazing? Communication is what is needed.  

Communication. 

This is where the real f*&k up happens. HR wants to hire someone to fill a role. Quick, we need someone for this job. Post an ad, sort and pick. Sometimes it seems as if it takes months to find someone… That is wrong, it means that you as HR do not know or do not have clear guidelines on whom you are looking for. Yes, there is and can be a major shortage of workers. However, your job is to pick the best of the bunch. Pick the one that has potential and nurture them if need be. Yet the buck stops right there. It comes to a screeching halt because of a lack of aftercare support. If you hired someone based on “this is the best we got” then you know they will need guidance and support. Think of it like this…  

While an experienced photographer will shoot 100 photos because they know what they want to shoot. Your HR department may hire an inexperienced photographer and shoot 1000 photos because they do not know what they want to shoot or have not been told what to shoot. It is because they shot and shot hoping to get the perfect shot.  

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Published by Zsolt Zsemba

Zsolt Zsemba has worn many different hats. He has been an entrepreneur, and businessman for over 30 years. Living abroad has given him many amazing experiences in life and also sparked his imagination for writing. After moving to Canada from Hungary at the age of 10 and working in a family business for a large part of his life. The switch from manufacturing to writing came surprisingly easily for him. His passion for writing began at age 12, mostly writing poetry and short stories. In 1999, the chance came to write scripts. Zsolt took some time off from his family business to write in Jakarta Indonesia for MD Entertainment. Having written dozens of soap operas and made for TV movies, in 2003 Zsolt returned to the family business once more. In 2018, he had the chance to head back to Asia once again. He took on the challenge to be the COO for MD Pictures and get back into the entertainment business. The entertainment business opened up the desire to write once more and the words began to flow onto the pages again. He decided to rewrite a book he began years ago. Organ House was reborn and is a fiction suspense novel while Scars is a young adult drama focused on life’s challenges. After the first two books, his desire to write not only became more challenging but enjoyable as well. After having several books completed he was convinced to publish them for your enjoyment. Zsolt does not tend to stay in one specific genre but tends to lean towards strong female leads and horror. Though he also has a few human interest books, he tends to write about whatever brews in his brain for a while.

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