To take your organisation seriously and to run it like a boot camp is vastly different things. Some people forget that and as such chase away great people that if they treat correctly would actually enhance the performance of the business considerably in the long run.
Some HR staff as well as their managers are seriously in need of a wake up call. It is time for a dose of reality.
Sometimes it takes a shock, a wave of top employees going to work for your competitors, to deliver the message.
“The only way you can keep great employees in the company is by treating them like great employees.”
Here are five truly idiotic HR policies that will keep your best employees racing for the exits the minute they get the chance — and keep you re-filling the same positions over and over until somebody pulls the needle out of your chief executive’s rare end.
- Industrial Revolution-Era Attendance Policies
You can’t hire the best of the best or people with great potential, give them serious problems to solve and then watch their comings and goings as though they were kids being dropped off at daycare. They are adults, for starters, and beyond that you hired them.
You could have hired anybody. Why would you hire people you don’t trust? Don’t you trust yourself enough to hire great people?
If somebody works after hours in the evening you should expect to see them arriving late the next morning. You don’t have to track those hours. If you’re tracking hours for salaried employees, you are unclear on the concept of a salary.