Saying no and other difficult things

Recently I was working on identifying recruiting sources for a client. I ended up at two sources which were almost identical. The physical locations were very similar. They were physically close. A few minutes from each other actually. The people who were at the locations were demographically identical. The goals of the people were also very similar. My visits were at the same time of day.  

Is your workforce a result of being rushed or being stable?

You needed seven production line workers yesterday. Now you need eight as you lost one overnight. No notice was given!! The temporary agency does not have anyone. You hear they have plenty of people for a larger more lucrative company. The candidates you have received so far for the sales job have been underwhelming. You have no idea how you are going to find a production engineer.

Equal parts mystery and mess

I was speaking with a friend last week. We were talking about my favorite topic, employee turnover. He mentioned two of the biggest causes of turnover. He mentioned work environment and whether the employee sees a future at the company. I totally agree with him; however, there are many other reasons and they are company specific. In addition, how these reasons are created and perpetuated are infinite.