Andre Lavoie is the CEO of ClearCompany, the talent-management solution that helps companies identify, hire and retain more A players. You can connect with him and the ClearCompany team on Facebook LinkedIn and Twitter.
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Are you setting goals that are simply too ambitious? This is one of the things that can distract employees big-time.
The employees you value most are the ones who will be most willing to help you build the team.
Don't know what a sourcing plan is? It's a plan for finding candidates who don't just fit your organization; they "align" with it.
When employees leave, morale drops and performance stagnates, you definitely have an "uh-oh" situation on your hands.
When an employee is performing poorly, your first question isn't so much why the problem has occurred as what you're going to do about it.
Goals that are vague, non-collaborative and unattainable may actually deserve employees' wrath.