How Hiring the Wrong People Can Kill Your Business

Written December 29, 2011

  There is no decision more important than who you hire for your business. The right people will make you money. The wrong people always cost you money. When you think about it, there is only one reason to hire a new employee; to improve your productivity and make you more profitable. Unfortunately, studies have shown only 16 percent of employees actually make us money. This is why it is so important to “actively” recruit until you have at least… Read More

TOP Performers: How to Find (& Keep) the Best

Written October 2, 2011

  There has been a lot of talk about businesses struggling in this weak economy. We’ve heard of slumping sales, budget cutting, lay-offs and even business closures. But that’s not the case for everybody. A minority of businesses are thriving in this economy, reaching goals and doing better than ever. Managers or owners of these successful businesses always seem to praise the individuals who are working for them and the productivity they provide. On the same note, many struggling business… Read More

The 6 Reasons 84% of Employees Can’t (or Won’t) Do the Job You’ve Hired Them to do

Written July 17, 2011

  Studies have shown that 84% of new hires will “disappoint” their employers in the first year on the job. That’s six out of seven employees. When you consider that the Department of Labor estimates the minimum cost of a “mis-hire” is $11,713, the wrong people are surely the greatest liability to your productivity, profitability and continued success. And that figure of $11K only tells half of the story. When you factor in the personnel issues that stem from the… Read More

The #1 Ingredient of ALL Successful Businesses

Written April 2, 2011

  You want your business to be more successful, don’t you? So what have you done lately to improve it? Let me guess: You’ve worked on infrastructure, organization and your vision / mission. You’ve purchased new technology and equipment. You may have also attended seminars, revised sales processes and sought the advice of an expert. And how has that worked? Usually, business owners tell us after spending this time and money to no avail, they are even more overwhelmed, distressed… Read More

5 Ways to Stop Hiring Losers

Written January 13, 2011

  Here’s a fact: More than three of four hires disappoint their employers in the first year on the job. Over the years, many of these business owners have referred to these people as “losers.” Before we discuss how to Stop Hiring Losers, it’s important to understand what a loser is. Now, I could try to be creative and make a acronym… but I’m not going to. We all know what they are and who they are. They’re the ones… Read More

Why YOU Continually Fail to Hire the Right People (Part 1)

Written January 27, 2010

  It’s as simple as this:  Successful People = Successful Business! And the opposite is also true.  If the people you employ are not successful, your business will not be successful. Until you realize this, your business will continue to fall short of your important goals.  Even worse, you as the leader will also fall short of accomplishing your important professional (& personal) goals.   The 2 Types of Employees There really are only two types of employees that you… Read More

TOP Performance Monthly – Get Your FREE Subscription Here!

Written May 21, 2000

  The following is a list of some of the more popular articles from the “TOP Performance Monthly” newsletter published by People Values.  For the past 17+ years, Grant D. Robinson has provided his subscribers a monthly article and other TOP Performance Tips.   To get your FREE Subscription to the newsletter full of strategies to find, hire and develop your most productive staff ever…  Subscribe Here!