Employee happiness is at an all time low and Hiring Managers need to wake up and look at the cost on their bottom line.
In the US alone we are facing a talent deficit of skilled workers to the tune of 50,000,000. Since good people are hard to come by and north of 60% of employees surveyed are claiming to be "unhappy" at work the "Bad Bosses" need to see the light and fast. Those same employees surveyed said if a recruiter contacted them with a better job, with a better boss, more challenging purposeful work and a company they can believe in they would leave in a heart beat.
Bad bosses beware because there is army of recession starved recruiters being paid big bucks to find high quality people and they are coming to yours.
You might be reading this and wondering "Am I a bad boss?"
Here are some signs you might need a breakthrough in the area of leading and managing people.
1. You do not have 1 on 1's with your direct reports.
2. You are often late to or completely blow off meetings with your people.
3. You practice mushroom management.
4. You create and foster Silo thinking.
5. You personally build alliances with people but create wedges between people on your team.
6. You gossip to employees about other employees.
7. You do not do what you say you will.
8. You gladly accept the credit for ideas your employees come up with.
9. You hire and reward "yes men".
10. You do not give your employees work that exploits their strenghts.
If you see yourself being 3 or more of the list of 10 it might be time to take a 360, hire a coach or do some reflection on how those ways of being are working for you, your team and your bottom line.