As a future entrepreneur, I am daily learning from the mistakes of present day entrepreneurs and my current employer is a case study for me. I will be sharing some of the lesson I learn from time to time. So welcome to the new series on my blog which I hope will be useful for everyone who reads it.
In the search for cheap labor, entrepreneurs usually settle for those people who are willing to accept the crappy salaries they willing to part away with.
From the first day I stepped into my current employer’s office, I knew my boss had done a grave mistake with the current crop of staffs he had in place. When I finally met him about 2 weeks after I began working for the company; I couldn’t help myself but ask him why.
His response, he needed people to fill up the space and carry out some necessary actions. One of the staffs and the most notorious one actually received her first query letter a month after employment. You wonder why she was still in employment more than a year after despite receiving several queries, suspension and signing countless undertaking.
My boss was not ready to take the risk to go through another recruitment process. He particularly told me of his disappointment in one of the staffs who despite her impressive resume and great interview skills was unable to deliver the simplest of assigned tasks. She is still with the company till date and his reason for keeping her is her loyalty.
The sad truth about unqualified staffs is that no matter the amount of training impacted in them, they just never get to that acceptable level. They assume they already know so much and are never willing to learn new things.