I was honored to be asked to contribute to this article with The New Daily but I LOVE Roxanne Calder’s comments.

“Regular check-ins with workers are the key to unlocking their hidden talents, but also to making sure they are happy and not planning to leave, said Calder.

“We call it human capital because people are assets of the business,” she said.

“If you had a manufacturing plant and your equipment was worth $1 million, you are servicing that to make sure it doesn’t break down because the moment it breaks down you have logistical issues, production issues and then you have customer issues.

“So you upgrade it and you change the parts to keep it as new. Why aren’t we doing that with our people? They require the same level of investment, training, focus and for people, nurturing.”

The only way we can beat this skills shortage (which isn’t going away – even if we go into a downturn) is by taking our existing people on the journey with us and concentrating on reskilling and upskilling.

And yes, regular check-ins are absolutely essential. Not only to understand what their desires are but for greater employee engagement and performance.

Do you have 1:1 check ins with your people that go beyond BAU or KPIs? I’d love to hear in the comments.


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