Are workplace issues universal? Do organizations in the U.S. face the same issues, as India, China, or Italy? Here in the U.S., my experience shows, one of the major issues is the ‘talent war’. This is the struggle of recruiting, training, and retaining talented people.
On a recent trip to Italy, I was surprised to see how challenging this issue is globally. I had the opportunity to meet with one of the Big Four Accounting firms. They shared with me that this is their number one concern, as well. Competition, however, is forcing people to work harder and longer. Technology, such as Blackberries and Treos also aid in keeping people connected.
It was amazing to me how you used to be able to walk the streets of Milan on a Sunday and see not one store open for business. Now, however, there are many stores open on Sunday. It is the new ‘connected 24/7’ craze taking over the world.
With that said, there a numerous different factors that can contribute the success or failure of a new employee. However, here are a few things that can help you find the best applicant for the job:
Once you have hired a new employee, it is important to gauge how they are performing. Regular assessments could provide critical information to understand why people think and behave as they do. Assessments take and inventory of individuals’ strengths, and indicate the areas where a person has the potential for significant improvement.