Many of my clients have been asking for people diagnostics. I’ve been busy in the latter half of 2013 examining in detail the problems faced by the organizations, to identify factors that are causing the problems. Next, I gather the information to decide how to implement possible solutions to the identified problems. How do I do it?
I love this tool because it allows for a structured method to evaluate the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats involved with people in your business. It gives me, and will give you the big picture of the most important factors that needs to get addressed.
When hiring, you need not only search for and choose the ideal candidate, but also prevent costly penalties by handling all of the paperwork required. Who can your business hire? What do you need to register? What Employment Standards Act laws (ESA) you must do? What must you remit? How about T4s? How do you calculate deductions? What happens when an employee quits or is let go? How does the Federal Tax Credit for Small Business work?
Defining Your Competitive Edge
To sharpen your competitive edge, you must hone your people skills. Are you assertive not aggressive? Do you communicate clearly? Do you engage in team problem-solving? Are you using effective recruitment tools? Is organizational alignment a priority?
This time of year is conducive for reflecting on successes and failures. It’s time to get your ducks in a row as it relates to the people side of your business.
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