What to do when your best employees leave

August 15, 2014 by Mobile Beat

Have you ever had a great employee leave? I have. It stung. In fact, it happened to me more than once.In my business I had several different types of employees. I had office, production, and performance staff. Each one took a special level of training and mentoring to bring them to the level that I needed them to be at in order to serve our clients. I’ll never forget when my best video guy came in and told me he had taken another job. I felt like I had been punched in the chest.

But he was unhappy. His talents weren’t being utilized in our office, and I had him doing things he didn’t like (which, if you read yesterday’s article, is a big no-no). In fact, I broke almost all of MY rules in hiring him. I didn’t have the money (or a plan) to hire him, I didn’t have a strong job description, and he cost me way more than he brought in. I was just impressed by his talent and wanted him to work for ME. In retrospect, he could have found an awesome full time job, and I could have offered him a TON of freelance work. But that didn’t change the fact that I did hire him and he did quit.

Two things happened when he quit… 1) I panicked and 2) I panicked some more. I thought I would NEVER find anyone else like him. We’re a small company! I can’t survive without him.


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