10 HR Practices that Destroy Small Business Productivity – Letting Poor Performance Slide

May 21st, 2015 by

In today’s video blog, CAI’s VP of Membership, Doug Blizzard, continues his series on the ten HR practices that destroy productivity. This month Doug focuses on poor performers and how letting them slide drains company productivity, profit and growth.

Doug asks employers to think about poor performers in their lives and how the consequences of their actions can cause frustration for others. He then shares how poor performers can negatively impact top performers.

Offering insights from management thought-leader Bruce Tulgan, Doug says that “undermanagement” is one of the most detrimental phenomenon affecting businesses today.  Doug shares that poor performers come in three categories:

  • They don’t know what do
  • They can’t do what you’re asking
  • They won’t do what you’re asking

He continues the conversation with a mention of hiring practices. Many performance problems are really hiring problems in disguise.  To prevent problems, Doug advises employers to take more time assessing candidates.

If you’d like help managing your poor performers, please call CAI’s Advice and Resolution Team at 919-878-9222 or 336-668-7746.


One Response to “10 HR Practices that Destroy Small Business Productivity – Letting Poor Performance Slide”

  1. Bruce Clarke says:

    Very good advice for the various types of poor-performance. Even better advice on hire slow/fire fast. Not only are many skills/culture/”want to” issues assessable pre-hire, these same conflicts lead to claiming behavior later. Doing a better job pre-hire yields better performers AND fewer future claims.

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