MAMU January 20 eNewsletter
MAMU January 20 eNewsletter
January 2020

Recruiters, Adopt an Infinite Mindset in 2020

Hiring is no easy task! Play the infinite game.

According to author and TED speaker Simon Sinek, “a worthy rival inspires us to take on an attitude of improvement.” That’s part of what he calls the infinite mindset. This infinite mindset is what Sinek believes differentiates businesses that think ahead versus those that live in the past. “Business is a journey without a final destination,” he says. “The goal is not to win but keep playing.”
REINVENT onboarding: A new definition for a new decade

A short-sighted strategy that will ultimately cost you when that talent walks right back out the door.

Onboarding is here to stay. In fact, 77% of professionals believe that onboarding is more important than ever. But like every great change-maker, there is a big difference between doing it, and doing it well.

Every company onboards. A few have fully-fledged strategies to engage and inspire onboardees throughout the new hire journey. Many utilize a series of orientation activities and check-box training modules. And 22% have no formal process in place, relying on existing staff to ensure new hires are ‘shown-the-ropes’.

Why Small Safety Details Matter

All injuries hurt, and even small ones disrupt workflow.

In environments rife with hazards, like manufacturing plants, it may be tempting to forego safety protocols that appear non-critical. Routine safety tasks often go overlooked, especially by seasoned professionals. Familiarity, experience and confidence can sometimes lead to lapses in diligence.

Let’s face it, attending to every detail of a process you’ve done hundreds or thousands of times can be tedious. However, it’s the seemingly overly cautious protocols that prevent the most common workplace accidents. A worker’s small oversight can also lead to bigger accidents. For instance, a common cause of hand lacerations is a worker not wearing cut-resistant gloves. That laceration leads to the worker becoming immediately distracted and losing focus on, say, a more dangerous task. This cascades into a larger problem possibly involving other people, hazards and equipment. Small accidents can easily snowball, especially in risky environments.

How to Keep Your Top Talent From Walking Out the Door

Are poor performers taking up the bulk of your attention at the expense of time spent with your top performers?

How many millions of dollars have been spent by organizations trying to retain the best of the best? Is it working in your company? While benefits and perks go a long way to keeping you competitive, in the end, retention almost always boils down to employee engagement and that ALWAYS boils down to the individual’s immediate supervisor. I prefer the word “leader” to “supervisor” or “manager” but calling someone a leader doesn’t mean that she fills those shoes.

There have been entire books written about retention. I myself have devoted many blogs and live programs to the critically important roles that both good delegation and solid feedback play in keeping employees engaged and wanting to stay.