Here’s the thing: Business owners cannot reset the button when it comes to their people.
A lot of business owners have shown loyalty during this time. Okay, I know that most business owners laid off people and trimmed down their operations – but hey, there are those that also sacrificed a lot for their people.
Thing is, there are some people that do not reciprocate for the price those sacrificial and loyal business owners did.
Sadly, business owners cannot hit a ‘reset‘ button to reshuffle out bad eggs and hire new good eggs.
You see, during this time, your bad eggs will sink your business further. They will produce bad output, they will be unreliable when you need them, they will need you to keep on checking on them (waylaying your focus and output in reviving your business further).
And that is because these bad eggs will justify to themselves that you may not be paying them right – which may be true – but you are also not paying yourself right. In fact, as an entrepreneur, you may not be paying yourself at all during this time and may have even taken out of your savings just to provide for your people – both good and bad eggs.
Think: If you keep those bad eggs and your business does not produce better output, you will lose even more clients.
If you lose even more clients, you will be worse off in paying your people right – even the good eggs will suffer because the bad eggs performed worse.
So here’s what I need you to think about – how can you save the good eggs and provide better for them in the shortest time possible through this slog we are all experiencing?
I believe the solution might just be one of the toughest decision for a people-centered leader and entrepreneur.
Sever the bad eggs from your team and open hiring. Hire great people who have been fired by self-centered leaders and entrepreneurs to save their own selves.
Look out for them – because they are out there and they are looking for work and for people-centered entrepreneurs.
Make sure your hiring process is stellar in weeding out bad applicants – you wouldn’t want lazy, new hire remote workers in your team.
Oh and, yes, WE ARE HIRING 🙂