Hiring First Managers

This article discusses hiring your business’s first managers and supervisors.This typically starts to happen in what we have called the Small Business (5-19 Staff) phase of your business growth journey. We begin with refreshing your mind on some of our other discussions on the affordability, timing and budgeting for staff. Then we look at some […]

Hiring Staff: When and Who

Learn about hiring staff, the decision about when to hire your next member of staff and what positions to consider first.  This article is aimed, primarily, at owners hiring their first few staff members. But additionally, it suggests a thought process and habits that will be useful even when your small business becomes larger. The […]

Human Resources Tip Bits

Human Resources is one of the essentials that make your business work.  Without people, it is most unlikely that your business will scale to any size.  This is a collection of pearls of wisdom, about employing and getting the most from people, distilled from many sources.  Yellow belt

Secrets to Staffing Your Business Menu

People make your business function!  Prominent business writers like Jim Collins say that the first step for a successful business is to “get the right people on the bus”.  This menu collects distilled wisdom on staffing related issues.  Yellow Belt

Hiring Staff

People are probably the most important contributor to your business, getting the right ones on board will be a critical determinant of your business’ success. Hiring staff is a skill every business needs to perfect. Yellow Belt

Peter Principle: Promotion to Incompetency

Laurence J Peters in his book “The Peter Principle” (Peters & Hull, 1969) argues that people are likely to be promoted until they reach a point where they are unacceptably incompetent.  At this point, they are unlikely to be promoted any further (at least in a well ordered organisation) because they are no longer competent and so remain at that level indefinitely.  The great worry about this is that they are incompetent at this level so the organisation is impacted by the presence of these incompetent people. Yellow Belt

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