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In Defense of Micro-Managing

Micro-managing is a vital part of an employer’s job. An employee’s work environment is not a popularity contest. It’s about successfully fulfilling the ongoing tasks at hand in the way in which you as the employer sees fit.

Some people work better if they are micro-managed and are held accountable all day long. Other’s do not need as much hand holding but nonetheless, micro-managing assures you that a job is getting done the way that you want it done.

The 7.5 Deadly Secrets To Winning The War For Talent

Where are all the great candidates? (Hint: They’re everywhere)

Why is it that days, weeks, sometimes months go by and critical job openings remain unfilled. Where are all the great candidates?

I’ll let you in on a little secret.

They’re right under your nose. Great candidates are everywhere. They’re just waiting to hear from you and they are hoping for an interview, waiting for an offer and they would love to give you a start date. In fact, they’re dying to hear from you. It just may be your fault that the position has been open for so long.

The Secret To Employee Motivation

Hire the right person or recognize that you have the wrong person in the job and do something about it right now. This is one of the most critical elements to the bottom line of any organization. Human capital. You need to be very careful in the hiring and selection of every single employee. There must be a strong job match in terms of cognitive abilities, thinking style, behavioral traits, interests, work experience and cultural fit. Never fear to replace someone who is not meeting the needs of your organization. The cost of keeping someone that is not the right fit can do more damage to not only your organization fiscally but to the morale of your existing team.