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THE FALLOUT ON CULTURE WHEN YOU DON'T HIRE A PLAYERS

Culture is affected both positively and negatively by several factors, and one of them is your ability to hire A Players.
 
WHAT IS AN A PLAYER?
 
An A Player is your superstar - your top performing employee who lives and breathes your core values, and who you would enthusiastically rehire.
 
Your A Players drive your profitability and growth, and typically deliver two to three times the productivity of other players for similar compensation.
 
WHY IS CULTURE SUCH A BIG DEAL?
 
Culture is the lifeblood of your business, and you have one the minute your business is launched (even if you think you don't!).
 
Studies have shown that team member satisfaction is lessabout salary and moreabout the mission your company is built on. Team members are also happy and more satisfied when they work alongside of quality people who share their passion and drive.
 
So, when you don't hire A Players, the fallout on culture is devastating:
  • Your business's productivity and efficiency suffer
  • Your current A Players feel dissatisfied and discouraged
 
TWO CHALLENGES
 
There are two challenges when it comes to hiring A Players:
 
Challenge #1: Hiring them in a competitive market
 
True A Players are hard to find. If you determined your candidate is a good culture and core values fit, you will need to make your offer to your A Player. Compensation for A Players is stiff. Chances are, if they are your ideal A Player, they are someone else's too.
 
Challenge #2: When your new A Player doesn't grow with your business
 
Sometimes a candidate is an A Player when you hire them, but they don't grow as the company grows. They slowly become less efficient and productive, and are no longer an A Player in your organization.
 
If that employee is incapable of adapting to the growth of their seat, you will have some decisions to make. It might be that they can be an A Player in your company if they held a different seat.
 
As a business owner, you will need to constantly be identifying misalignments of seats, and getting your team back in the right seats in an ever-changing environment.
 
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR A PLAYERS
 
The best way to take of your A Players is to make sure they are always in the right seat in your organization. You must be vigilant about this. It must be your focus. An employee will be happiest, most satisfied, and most productive when they are in a position that allows them to showcase their strengths.
 
COVID forced a lot of organization and their employees to change seats rapidly, and some people and seats did not align after the dust settled. Employees who didn't want to return to work or who wanted to work from home hijacked the culture if their company required team members to be in-person. It's hard to recover the culture after a blow like that. It takes time.
 
Loyalty to a company is no longer a priority for some - not all, but some - employees. Their self-interests are more important to them than the business, so they are willing to make changes they weren't willing to make before. And your culture is the collateral damage of those changes.
 
How has your culture been impacted by less-than A Players? Share with us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn!


INDEX
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  • HOW TO EXIT YOUR BUSINESS WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE A BUYER
  • WHEN SHOULD I HIRE A CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER?
  • IT'S NOT THE GREAT RESIGNATION; IT'S THE GREAT REALIGNMENT
  • WHEN SHOULD I HIRE AN HR MANAGER?
  • WHY YOUR BUSINESS NEEDS A PRICING STRATEGY
  • THE 4 Cs OF EVERY SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS
  • WHAT IS A CEPA ADVISOR AND HOW CAN ONE BENEFIT YOUR BUSINESS?
  • THE FALLOUT ON CULTURE WHEN YOU DON'T HIRE A PLAYERS
  • THE ROLES OF SALES IN YOUR SMALL BUSINESS
  • FINDING THE PERFECT GIFT FOR THE ENTREPRENEUR IN YOUR LIFE
  • THE BENEFITS OF OWNING A SMALL BUSINESS
  • WORKFORCE IN MOTION
  • GOAL SETTING FOR 2022: WHAT TO DO NOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL NEXT YEAR
  • LESSONS LEARNED AFTER PUBLISHING MY FIRST BOOK
  • WHY YOUR BUSINESS NEEDS INNOVATION
  • THE COVID-INSPIRED SPIKE IN ENTREPRENEURIALISM
  • THE PROS AND CONS OF OUTSOURCING YOUR FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING SERVICE
  • HOW TO SET GOALS IN 2021
  • THE LEADERSHIP EVOLUTION OF YOUR BUSINESS
  • HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR ADVISORY BOARD
  • THE PANDEMIC-INDUCED INNOVATION OF MEETINGS
  • HOW TO USE THE 8 P'S OF MARKETING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS
  • BEST PRACTICES FOR COLLEGE FINANCING
  • SCALING A BUSINESS - ARE YOU READY?
  • THE HALFWAY POINT: IT'S TIME TO REVISIT THOSE BUSINESS GOALS
  • GROWTH WITH PURPOSE: SUCCESSION PLANNING
  • GROWTH WITH PURPOSE: EVOLUTION OF FAMILY LIFE
  • GROWTH WITH PURPOSE: FINANCIAL RISK
  • GROWTH WITH PURPOSE: INTEGRATION
  • GROWTH WITH PURPOSE: WHY ARE YOU GROWING YOUR COMPANY?
  • GOAL SETTING 2020: HOW TO KEEP YOUR GOALS FRONT AND CENTER ALL YEAR LONG
  • ASK GERBER: HOW TO STAY LASER FOCUSED DURING THE HOLIDAYS
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  • Ask Gerber: When Should I Hire a Professional Manager?
  • Ask Gerber: Should You Mix Business with Friendship?
  • ASK GERBER: HOW DO I ESCAPE THE ENTREPRENEURIAL SLUMP OF FEELING TRAPPED IN MY BUSINESS?
  • ASK GERBER: HOW CAN ENTREPRENEURS CREATE SHARED EXPERIENCES WITH THEIR CHILDREN?
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  • ASK GERBER: HOW DO I HELP EASE EMPLOYEE STRESS DURING BUSY SEASON?
  • ASK GERBER: DO I NEED TO HIRE HR?
  • ASK GERBER : DO I NEED A CEO?
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  • ASK GERBER: HOW DO I ACHIEVE THE WORK/LIFE BALANCE AS A BUSY ENTREPRENEUR?
  • ASK GERBER: HOW DO I PREPARE MY FRIENDS FOR LIFE AS AN ENTREPRENEUR?
  • ASK GERBER: FIRST GENERATION ENTREPRENEURS AND BUSINESS EXECUTIVES, HOW ARE THEY DIFFERENT?
  • ASK GERBER: I PUT SO MUCH OF MYSELF INTO MY BUSINESS THAT I WORRY I AM FALLING SHORT AS A SPOUSE AND PARENT. WHAT CAN I DO?
  • ASK GERBER: ARE CHILDREN OF FIRST-GENERATION ENTREPRENEURS MORE LIKELY TO BE SPOILED?
  • ASK GERBER: WHAT'S YOUR STANCE ON REMOTE ACCESS FOR EMPLOYEES?
  • ASK GERBER: WHEN DO I NEED TO HIRE AN ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT?
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