Talent-Have enough?


I read and hear a lot of discourse about whether there is a sufficiently talented labor pool to fill jobs and perform the work functions required by businesses. I also read and hear about employee comments and the “culture” of the companies they work for. A report aired on CNBC last year said that “82% of employees feel their supervisor doesn’t recognize them for what they do.” And 60% of the workers surveyed said they are more motivated by recognition than money.” (Keep thinking about this line. I’ll be back to it.)

“Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible with talent it genius.” by Henric Amiel. Look across your organization or just your department. Which of your staff seems to be able to do “the Job well” with seemingly little effort. They just get it done and done right. Do they know you know it?

Ok, who is going to put this in their next job posting? “We are looking for Hungry souls and Game Changers.” ( author unknown) Have you hired any? Have you recognized their contribution? And, if any of you are saying “We haven’t hired any yet”, what are you going to do differently? And, who’s doing the looking?

If recognition is more appreciated than money by so many, why don’t Supervisors praise more often since it is both valuable and “priceless”?

And, if your employee describes themselves as being multi-talented because they can talk, annoy and irritate you all at the same time; do the two of you have the same definition of the word? Sounds like it.

I’ll leave you with this analogy…If an egg is broken by an outside force, life ends. If an egg is broke from an inside force, then a miracle begins. Great things can happen inside your organization. Are they?

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