As a property manager, you’ve probably faced this scenario. You hire someone new. You hope that he will make your life easier because you can finally entrust XYZ to someone else. He doesn’t know exactly what he’s doing, might not even know things you would expect from someone with his background. He starts to flounder. His failure frustrates him; his inability to do his job well frustrates you. Eventually, one of you decides life would be easier if he no longer works for you.
Not only do these kinds of situations result in plenty of bad feelings on both sides, they also cost you money. They reduce the efficiency of your company and cost a huge amount in resources. So, what can you do to make sure your new employee is a keeper? You can start with the infographic below, courtesy of The Training Factor. It’s a simple step-by-step plan by which you clearly delineate what you expect from a new employee, and how you’ll train him to meet those expectations. If you invest in your team, the payoffs will be substantial, and, with luck, sustained.