Converting an Okay Employee Into a Rock Star

By Gina Beckman, 10 til 2 Marketing Director

Every business has their top performers. So by default, it is safe to say that nearly every business also has a number of employees failing to meet or exceed the performance expectations of their positions. In regard to this disparity, business owners and managers can do one of two things. They can either fire the underachievers and hopefully replace them with more productive employees or they can implement systems to counsel, mentor and guide their staff to greatness. The latter, of course, not only leads to positive results in productivity, but also enhances workplace culture and employee satisfaction. And it is a lot more cost effective, as employment analysts estimate the cost of hiring a single employee, before they ever make it onto the payroll, exceeds $3,000.

Think your business needs to learn how to help its employees succeed? David Maxfield, Vice President of Research at VitalSmarts and author of “Change Anything: The New Science of Personal Success,” recently offered SmartBlog readers some very valuable, hands-on approaches to increasing employee productivity. Click here to read “Change Anything: Getting Personal with Performance Improvement.”

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