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Investing in staff

Posted in entrepreneurship by Steve Sammartino on October 13, 2011

I was recently speaking with someone about training staff, and the benefits of really investing in our people. To which he replied:

‘What if I train them and they leave?’

I said:
‘What if you don’t, and they stay?’

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  1. Robert Smallwood said, on October 13, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Brilliant! Love your work Steve. Keep those newsletters coming!

    Rob

  2. April Neylan said, on October 18, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Too true :)

  3. carsonward said, on October 20, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Well said. I recently worked for a company where people were viewed as easily replaceable and not worth investing in. Working at a company that really invests a lot of effort in employees makes a huge difference in how motivated I am. I’ll also give you one guess as to which company retains better employees.

  4. Chrisso said, on November 3, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Maybe you should’ve advised that someone to understand & address the reason for someone leaving their org rather than not investing in staff in case they do …

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