Having the right employees in the right seats is critical to the success of your organization. It can lead to increased productivity, improved morale, better teamwork, greater innovation, and improved customer satisfaction.  

Re-evaluating your current employees and hiring new ones is a good strategy to ensure that you have the right people in the right positions. 

Jim Collins’ book “Good to Great” is a valuable resource for evaluating your employees and determining if they are in the right seats. Here are some steps you can take to apply the principles from the book: 

  • Define your company’s values: Collins emphasizes the importance of having a clear set of core values that guide decision-making and behavior within the company. Define your company’s values and ensure that all employees are aligned with them. 
  • Identify the right people: Collins argues that having the right people on the bus is critical to achieving great results. Evaluate your employees and determine if they have the necessary skills, experience, and values to contribute to your company’s success. 
  • Ensure that people are in the right seats: Collins stresses the importance of putting the right people in the right positions. Use employee assessments, such as skills assessments, personality assessments, and performance evaluations, to determine if each employee is in the best position to leverage their strengths and contribute to the company’s success. 
  • Develop employees: Collins argues that great companies invest in the development of their employees. Use employee assessments to identify areas for improvement and provide opportunities for training and development to help employees reach their full potential. 

Employee Assessments 

Employee assessments can also play a vital role in determining if you have the right people in the right seats. Use assessments to identify strengths and areas for improvement, and provide feedback and training to help employees grow and develop. There are various types of employee assessments that can help you determine if you have the right employees in the right job positions. Here are some common types of employee assessments:

  • Skills assessments 
  • Personality assessments 
  • Performance evaluations  
  • 360-degree feedback 
  • Behavioral assessments 

By using these types of employee assessments, you can gain a deeper understanding of each employee’s strengths and weaknesses, and determine whether they are in the right job position. Keep in mind that assessments should be used as just one tool in a larger process of evaluating and managing employee performance and development. 

By investing in your employees, you can build a strong team that is aligned with your company’s values and committed to achieving great results. 

If you are ready to make sure you have the right people in the right seats contact us today at 717-524-4265. 

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