Don't let problems get you down...


A new casino resort here in Las Vegas is getting ready to open in 6 weeks and I know what they’re going through. Having opened lots of resorts myself, I know that right now they’re trying to make their final hiring choices, complete background checks and drug tests, and get acceptances for all of their job offers. They have names penciled in on tentative schedules and are anxiously awaiting word from these applicants whether they will be accepting the job offers, or not. The problem at this late stage is that many of the applicant’s current companies are making counter offers in an attempt to retain them. Some of those counteroffers will include promotions – that’s to be expected. But for the rest, the lure of a new start needs to be subtly communicated and reinforced. That’s where the opportunity exists for those hiring managers to do some of their best work: getting involved in convincing these potential new employees to remember why they applied in the first place, and to leverage the good will and trust they hopefully created during the interview process to keep them focused on a future with them. Hiring and showing people they made the right choice can be some of the best work you’ll ever do. So, whether you’re hiring or trying to retain or simply motivating employees, get involved and do your best today.

 

Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (1899 – 1974): American composer, pianist, and leader of a jazz orchestra for more than six decades