I’m dropping in with today’s new video to talk about what it takes to keep team members to stay with you for years to come and to love working with you.
I used to make all the mistakes. But no longer. Hear how I discovered what I needed to do, how I changed this pattern and learned how to keep team members around me (so you can too):
Now before I get into the how – yes, some of this is strategy: hiring correctly, onboarding correctly, using the right assessments, and we teach all of this in our program so that you only hire rockstars going forward, but…
…even when you have rockstars, you can lose them.
This is what happened to me, in the beginning of my business.
My business used to be a revolving door when it came to anything to do with my staff.
They’d come in, they’d leave within a year, six months, eight months…and I could not figure out what was going on.
Why was this happening? Why couldn’t I seem to hold onto really good people past just a few months or a year? Why can’t I keep team members ?
If you’re like me, and you’ve spent lots of money in the past with recruitment firms, paying thousands to get somebody in the door and six months to get them trained, then they’re out the door six months later…something’s got to be up.
What I realized is, yes, there are all these procedures which we can teach you (and we do!) and that’s how you hire rockstars.
But in the end, it’s all about the human condition. You see, there isn’t a single person on the planet who doesn’t want to feel loved. This is how you keep team members.
You can pick any person, and if you asked them, “Would you be open to experiencing more love in your life?”
The answer, 100% of the time, would be “Yes.”
There isn’t a single person in the world who doesn’t want to feel like they matter, like they are significant, like they can be heard, like they are here for a reason. There’s no one who doesn’t want to be part of something greater than themselves, who doesn’t want to be appreciated.
So what I realized is that, in the beginning, I thought I was giving love, I thought I was being appreciative, but I was really doing it on my own terms.
It’s not until I really saw every single person who works with me (not for me, but with me and alongside me) as a person who wants to be loved and significant, who wants to be contributing to society through my company, through our clients.
When you’ve hired the right person (using the methods I can teach you) and you give them work that they love, and then you appreciate them as much as or even more than they are appreciated in other parts of their life, they want to stay indefinitely. Here you get to keep team members.
So you may think you’re doing a good job with your team, as I thought I was doing a good job.
But if you’re seeing people not staying long enough or not feeling happy or (sorry for saying this), they feel like dead weight in your company, it might be that they’re not feeling loved, significant, or seen enough, and you may want to put some emphasis there to keep team members longer.
Really make people feel appreciated. You must change the way you are making people feel appreciated in order to keep team members.
I know you know this intellectually, but 90% of the game is in the implementation, ok?
Just a thought for you for today, because if you can get people to stay with you five, six, seven years or more, then you have a real culture of people who will bring in other loving people who take them under their wings and it becomes something that even goes outside of just who you are in your company.
The team then becomes your CULTURE, this thing that you all are together, that you have in common. It’ll change everything for you. If you need some support making this change, or other changes in your business, let’s talk.
See you soon. xo