Roberta Chinsky Matuson
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Increasing Profitability by Giving Your Managers An Extra 8 Hours a Week

In a recent survey developed by Robert Half and conducted by an independent research firm it was discovered that  on average, supervisors spend 17 percent of their time — nearly one day per week — overseeing poorly performing employees. However, managers aren’t the only ones to suffer the effects of a bad hire. Ninety-five percent of respondents said a poor hiring decision at least somewhat impacts the morale of the team, with more than one-third (35 percent) saying morale is greatly affected.

“Bad hires are costly, not just for the drain they place on the budget but also in terms of lost morale, productivity and time,” said Max Messmer, chairman and CEO of Robert Half International. “Underperforming employees also require significant attention from employers, distracting managers from business-critical initiatives and causing other team members to pick up the slack. Bad personnel decisions rarely happen by chance. In retrospect, managers usually discover they failed to give proper attention to the hiring process.”

How much more profitable would your company be if you could give your managers back almost 8 hours a week? You can, and I’m here to help. Employee selection is the most important responsibility a manager has, yet many don’t have a clue on how to do this. It’s a heck of a lot easier to get it right when you know what you are doing. I’ve put together Selecting for Success: The Complete Guide to Hiring Top Talent for those who do best with a road map. I invite you to download a copy by clicking here. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed. Don’t waste another 8 hours, as time is quickly passing you by.


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