Managers typically hire based off of pedigree and interviews, but are surprised to learn months later that the delightful interviewee is not an ideal employee. Sometimes people are great at getting the job but not doing the job. It’s critical to know the skills/traits the person needs to do the job as well as how they will fit into the company culture. When an employee is in a position that aligns with their inherent skill set, they are happier, more enthused and engaged which, in turn, will maximize performance and boost production.
Getting a sense of how they tick – uncovering what motivates them and best ways to manage/communicate with the individuals on your team, will ultimately keep them around for the long run, adding to your employee retention strategies. Your employees can and should be your biggest asset. Getting off on the right foot not only gives you the lead, but wins you the race.
Tonia Morris is the Founder of Simply HR, LLC. A management and HR consulting firm specializing in Millennial and Multi Generation training and culture transformation.
Tonia has spent over 30 years in the Human Resource profession focusing on organization development and culture transformation. Tonia has designed best practices and developed and facilitated training for organizations such as Chick Fil la, Sherwin Williams, Oracles and Universities across the SE. Tonia has also worked in many industries such as Government, Retail, Information Technology, Financial Services and Education where she was instrumental in their cultural transformation.
Tonia’s passion is to help organization bridge their generation gap and develop cultures that is compassion friendly of each generation. Tonia is known by many as the Generational Connector. Tonia is the author of Compassion@work.