It’s Time To Start Recruiting Satisfactory Employees To Work At Okay Companies

by Evil HR Lady on September 30, 2019

I had the amazing opportunity to go Jersey (Isle of, not New Jersey) to speak at their inaugural DisruptHR event. If you haven’t been to a DisruptHR event, you’re missing out!


It's Time To Start Recruiting Satisfactory Employees To Work At Okay Companies | Suzanne Lucas | DisruptHR Talks from DisruptHR on Vimeo.

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Mr Ghost of Firings-Past September 30, 2019 at 7:39 pm

I once worked at a company with solid B- and C-grade employees overall; largely family owned and run, but not exclusively. There was little drama, and the job got done.

Some companies drive for quarterly results, and automatically axe the bottom 10% each year (because turnover is better than churn, right?) While never “Top Tier” the B-business was a comfortable place to work effectively with pleasant people; that’s a good thing. Not everyone can be “SEAL Team 6,” nor should be.


Dan October 1, 2019 at 12:46 am


I’m not sure exactly what to say, other than that your stuff is refreshingly honest.

The corollary is that an employer should not expect above average performance for an average paycheck.


MK October 1, 2019 at 2:11 pm

I’m an average person. My current employer gave me the opportunity to prove myself and here I am, 14 years later, a Director in the company. Being given the chance boosted my confidence in myself that I could succeed in being a very satisfactory employee.


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