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The Secret of Every Successful Business

Written by Jimmy Rustling

Successful businesses have secrets that help them stay ahead of their competitors. Some may hold carefully guarded designs or plans. Others have financial abilities that enable them to remain profitable in any economic climate. The only component of every successful company is a business filled with reliable, loyal, and capable employees. Hiring, training, and keeping good people can become what sets otherwise equal companies apart. Here are some examples of how to achieve this feat.

Have Clear Guidelines

Successful businesses do not randomly find more employees. The goal is never to keep a specific number of bodies on the payroll. The hiring team has a detailed description of who they want in every position. Candidates chosen for these roles will know their responsibilities. Every person in the company has a clear role to play, so they are never left feeling unnecessary or unsure of what to do next.

Keep People Accountable

Establish goals and guidelines in the beginning and keep them updated as needed. Employees must consistently meet the standards to remain with the company or receive pay increases or promotions. Accountability reduces insecurity for the individual and prevents other employees from feeling obligated to take on their co-workers’ roles as they watch them thrive despite unacceptable behaviors.  

Use Trusted Resources

When openings become available, talk to the employees first. Promoting or offering alternative roles to current employees allows them to see they can have a long-term future with the company. Valued employees are also excellent resources for finding new talent. Reliable people will recommend others like themselves. No one wants to work alongside untrustworthy or unqualified people. Their suggestions can make it easier and faster to fill empty spaces.

Consider Options Carefully

Fast-paced hiring practices cause regret and mistakes. Businesses typically interview six or more candidates, and many will undergo two or three interviews. The process can seem too lengthy for candidates waiting for an answer, but for the employer, it means making the best choice from the people available. Multiple interviews also allow candidates to show they have a consistently good presence and can stand out when the questions become more challenging.

Keep Good People

Retaining reliable and talented help is probably the most vital skill. The search for people can take weeks or months. Training is often an ongoing process throughout the career of the individual. Employee teams can suffer when people enter and leave repeatedly. Employers too often act as if their high turnover rates are a mystery. People have made it abundantly clear what they need from their employers. Provide people with adequate training, pay them a fair wage for their position, offer meaningful benefits, and never make someone choose between their job or their family. Create a comfortable and safe work environment that encourages free thinking, creativity, and the possibility of advancement. Do not break promises, put employees in competition with each other, or take away benefits while providing bonuses to others.

No business can survive without its staff. Companies that focus only on the executive level will eventually fail. Treating people like they are easily replaceable will cause them to feel the same way about their employer. Regardless of the industry, the employees will influence a company’s reputation the most and have the power to make the business a success or a failure.

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Jimmy Rustling

Born at an early age, Jimmy Rustling has found solace and comfort knowing that his humble actions have made this multiverse a better place for every man, woman and child ever known to exist. Dr. Jimmy Rustling has won many awards for excellence in writing including fourteen Peabody awards and a handful of Pulitzer Prizes. When Jimmies are not being Rustled the kind Dr. enjoys being an amazing husband to his beautiful, soulmate; Anastasia, a Russian mail order bride of almost 2 months. Dr. Rustling also spends 12-15 hours each day teaching their adopted 8-year-old Syrian refugee daughter how to read and write.