How Recruiters Steal Your Top Performers: Your Feedback/Reviews

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Here’s another way you make your top performers susceptible to recruiters: Your Feedback/Review sessions

How Recruiters Steal Your Top People: You Stop Showing the Love

How recruiters steal your top performers. Here’s an easy one, you give hurtful feedback. You expect perfection out of your people. There’s no room for flaws. It’s like zero-defect manufacturing. You don’t hold yourself up to that standard, but you hold them up to it, and thus you hurt them.

When you give feedback, the focus, the most time is spent on criticism. Why do you think they get hurt? Because they hear the time that you spend on criticism, and they go, ‘I don’t think I like this.’

So the long and the short of it is you make the mistake of spending your 45-minute feedback session with someone focused on their flaws, and not on the great things they do.

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. He is hired to provide No BS Career Advice globally. That can involve job search, hiring staff, management, leadership, career transition and advice about resolving workplace issues. Schedule a discovery call at my website,

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