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Manager’s Briefing: Staffing strategies that work

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When you're preparing dinner, the result depends to a great extent on the ingredients you start with. In the same way, your team's effectiveness and output depend largely on the skills, knowl­edge and abilities of the people you hire. That's why so many team problems—low morale, slip­ping attendance, loss of interest and substandard work, for example—flow directly from a poorly assembled team.

Savvy managers, therefore, go to great lengths to get the right number of hard-working, talented, motivated and positive people on their team. This won't guarantee success, of course, but it will make important goals a lot easier to accomplish. Here are some guidelines to help you staff your team for top effectiveness:

Avoid knee-jerk hiring. After a team member departs, most managers refill the position auto­matically. But it's smarter to use the change as a stimulus to rethink your entire team concept.

So before you hire a new employ...(register to read more)

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