Re: ANONYMOUS POST: Staffing with unskilled workers

Subject: Re: ANONYMOUS POST: Staffing with unskilled workers
From: Edwin Skau <eddy -dot- skau -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Keith Hood <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2012 14:45:47 +0530

Since others have beat me to the rant, here's a probably POA if you're
looking for one.

Tell your boss that you will provide training, and come up with a training
plan. Each level of training must have qualifying exit criteria-- i.e. your
candidate must be able to accomplish a given task at a given level of
quality before you move to the next task. Share the results with your
manager. Document everything.

Also schedule training activity into your workday. Your manager needs to
understand that investing your time in making the other person productive
is going to hit your own productivity.

Work in the training with sincerity. Don't try to manage the project for
failure. I don't think you're going to lose your job to your trainee. Think
of her as a potential team member. Many of us have come from unlikely
previous jobs, and many of us have either worked out or survived.

You will learn from the experience and be able to use the learning in a
future job. You can also provide a success story on your CV.
Accomplishments carry a lot more weight than activity.

HTH
Edwin
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References:
Re: ANONYMOUS POST: Staffing with unskilled workers: From: Bill Swallow
Re: ANONYMOUS POST: Staffing with unskilled workers: From: mattgras
RE: ANONYMOUS POST: Staffing with unskilled workers: From: Cardimon, Craig
RE: ANONYMOUS POST: Staffing with unskilled workers: From: Lynne Wright
Re: ANONYMOUS POST: Staffing with unskilled workers: From: Keith Hood
Re: ANONYMOUS POST: Staffing with unskilled workers: From: Tony Chung
Re: ANONYMOUS POST: Staffing with unskilled workers: From: Keith Hood

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