Episode 391 – What to Do When You Feel Like Your Employees Are in Charge
Have you ever found yourself in a position where you know that you need your employees more than they need you? If you do you’re not alone, but luckily Mike is here to help you get out of feeling like your business will go under if you lose any employees.
Some people think that keeping a bad employee is better than firing them and having no employee. Which can lead to many problems, so today we are going to start off with why it is important to make sure that you have good employees, as well as how you can get out of the wild goose chase of having bad employees while also not having any good employee prospects.
First let’s go over the “why”: There are a lot of things that you give up when you don’t have a system in place to have a steady flow of good employees, the biggest two being freedom and control. When you have an employee that knows that you don’t have any backup plan, they will start to notice, and when things happen and an employee calls out, your stuck scrambling trying to find someone who can. You want the freedom to not have to run around putting out every tiny fire that persists, and the control to be able to let the bad employees go without it getting in the way of your life, as well as your company.
Before we move on to the how we are going to talk about a few quick beliefs that you need to get out of the way first.
- If I give them a bad employee a raise, or comply then they might change.
- The reality is that you want to create an environment that your employees are happy to be a part of, and that attracts like-minded people. This helps not only with getting and keeping better employees but makes your life a lot better as well if you actually like the people that you interact with daily.
- If I lose ‘x’ employee, then I’m screwed.
- When you get to the point where you are heavily reliant on your employees, you start to get more stressed, and when an employee does quit, you’re completely unprepared. You want to have a system in place that keep a steady flow of new applicants, as well a list of any potential employees.
- ‘X’ employee isn’t the best, but I can still put up with them.
- If you start to negotiate with yourself and talk down the signals that an employee might not be a good fit, you’ll end up regretting it later. With the right system in place, you shouldn’t have to worry about losing employees.
It’s important to remember that having a good environment, and having employees that relate to your core values is the most important part of attracting employees. There is always going to be another cleaning company that is hiring and if you don’t help make your employee feel like they’re a part of something special than they will look at your company as just another job, and their work will reflect that.
If you would like help implementing a system, head over to GrowMyCleaningCompany.com/talk today and schedule an appointment to talk one-on-one with Mike himself!