by Anne M. Bachrach (USA)

Ask any entrepreneur about a very important factor for the growth of their business and the answer would be people – the ‘right’ people. In this day and age, the importance of the workforce gets lost in the myriad of buzzwords which are thrown around by the new age executives. Marketing, research, focus and control groups, and whatnot, one cannot underestimate the contribution the human resource is made to a business. Simply speaking, without the employees, a business cannot survive, let alone thrive.

As an entrepreneur, dealing with employees is a critical skill component. You have to make sure you attract the right people, filter them out before hiring them, retaining them for a long period, and ensuring their growth in the job assigned to them. The workforce today is more professional than ever. Even a person working in the most menial of jobs looks at factors such as job satisfaction and the workplace environment when analysing their working experience.

Attracting the Best

The first step in the process to get the best people working for you is attracting them. If your business fails to attract the cream of the crop, how can you expect to hire them? In this regard, this is the most important part of the process.

Source: iCN Issue 19 (Group Dynamics: Team Coaching); pages 15-16

About Anne M. Bachrach

Anne M. Bachrach is known as The Accountability Coach™.  She has 23 years of experience training and coaching.  Business owners and entrepreneurs who utilise Anne’s proven systems and processes work less, make more money, and have a more balanced and successful life. Anne is the author of the books, Excuses Don’t Count; Results Rule!, and Live Life with No Regrets; How the Choices We Make Impact Our Lives, and The Work Life Balance Emergency Kit.