Tim Knox, Serial Entrepreneur, Speaker, Columnist, Author, Consultant, Small Business Expert: "Good Help Really Is Hard To Find
by Tim Knox
Copyright © 2007
A few years ago I wrote a column in which I compared managing employees to herding cats: just when you think you have everyone organized in a happy little group and going in the same direction one cat breaks from the herd and heads off to do its own thing.
Then another cat falls out of line, then another, then another. Finally two more cats ask to go home sick and three others just wander off after lunch, never to be heard from again.
Do you think managing employees has gotten any easier since that column was written? Have cats gotten any more obedient?
The truth is, managing employees is the easy part: attracting (or finding) qualified employees is the really hard part. "