Business owners know that every once in a while, you hire a great one. Whether they were great straight out of the gate or they grew to be great while working for you, you don’t want to lose them. According to How to Hire A-Players written by Eric Herrenkohl, there are some ways to keep those A-Players.
People want to work where they have a strong leader that lets them know when they are successful and important to the company. It is important for the company to have some kind of recognition for these key employees. Many times we get so caught up in running the company that we forget the people that are helping us become successful. Employees need to know where they stand with the company. Sketch out a quick organizational chart to let them know where they stand in the company and the role or roles that they hold. Spend time with your A-Players teaching them how to fit into their role. This time will be well spent as you are developing the players that will make your job easier and your company prosper.
Know who the A-Players are with your company, but more importantly let them know that they are important. Take the time to let them know what they mean to the business. Let these key players know that they have a future and can grow with your company. While you can’t make an employee stay, you can make them WANT to stay.
Herrenkohl, E. (2010). How to hire A-players: Finding the top people for your team–even if you don’t have a recruiting department. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.