One step back, two steps forward
There is a natural, negative reaction when one of your team hands their notice in. It’s never nice and especially hard if this comes out of the blue from one of your trusted team members.
But I say ‘flip-it’ change your mindset and channel your energy to look at this as an opportunity. Hiring is not ‘filling a job’ or ‘putting a bum on a seat’. Hiring is an investment. Think about that. An investment. When you are considering hiring, whether through growth or replacement, this is an investment in your business. You need to look at the lifetime value of the role and map this back to the first 12 and 24 months objectives.
Hiring is an investment, so you need to make the right decision first time. Especially if you are a small business, you cannot afford to get it wrong. Again, that’s for another blog – How much does a bad hire cost your business.