March 27, 2018

When they bounce


When someone bounces out of your organisation – in and out in just a few months – them’s the breaks. If you hired poorly, at least you dealt with it quickly. If they left on their own, maybe things were happening outside you couldn’t know. If they didn’t fit the team or the work ethic or the skillset or the profile, learn to dig deeper next time.

Ok. That’s one for experience. Move on.

But when it’s a pattern, when you’re constantly replacing last month’s replacement, when the only ones who stick around are the ones who’ve been around forever … there’s a problem. And that problem is you.

If you can’t hire to spec, get some help.

If they’re bouncing away from you …something you’re not doing – could be supporting, managing, leading, directing, briefing, listening, rolling – is pushing them away. Get some help.

Skippy strategy: When they bounce, work out why. If it’s you, get some help.