Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Today's Talent - Set Them Free

Thank your lucky stars for the recession.  Be grateful that the job market has dried up.  Sit back and relax, knowing that your top performers have nowhere to go.

And then snap out of your self-induced sense of entitlement stupor and start taking care of your people.  The weak economy won't last forever...downturns never do.  Let your talented people break-free...inside your company.  Don't wait until they have three offers on the table to suddenly get creative with their role.  It's transparent, reactive, and guarantees they will leave.  Why?  Because if you really cared about retaining them you would have let them take risks...try new would have set them free while they were still dependent on you.  Now, it's just a lame attempt to show you care.

What are you doing to set your talent free while they still need you?  If you show them how much they mean to you now, imagine how quickly they'll pass on other offers when they come in? 

I'd love to hear from you.

No Excuses.

pic courtesy of politicsareparanoid

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