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How do I get more perfect employees?

You ask about the "perfect employee" as if that's someone you recruit. It's not. Helping individuals grow into the perfect employee should be the goal of every supervisor and manager.

If you're a supervisor, the people who work for you show up with some knowledge, skills and abilities. They're never a perfect fit on the first day. The new employees need to develop to a point where you can hand them any job on your team and turn them loose without lots of instruction or close supervision.

When new employees show up, they're usually full of enthusiasm. In many companies that enthusiasm is pretty much gone within six months. But on great teams, that enthusiasm grows.

Your job as a supervisor is to accomplish the mission through the group and care for your people. One way to do that is to help them grow into the perfect employee.


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