Every company has some employees who stand out from the crowd because of their knowledge and their skills. These talented workers are likely the lifeblood of your organization, and it can be a major problem when they decide to move on.

If one of your star staff members decides to leave your organization, here are some steps you should take:

  • Looking to promote from within. Although you may have lost one skilled worker, chances are good you have other people on your team who also have a lot of knowledge and talent. If you can move one of your existing staff members into the position, you won’t lose institutional memory or have to start all over with bringing someone new up to speed. Promoting from within can be the fastest and best way to get the perfect person into a position vacated by one of your most talented workers.
  • Getting help from a staffing service to find a replacement. If you don’t have anyone on your current team that’s a perfect fit, don’t be afraid to turn to staffing professionals. You can explain exactly what you’re looking for in a candidate – using your departing worker as your model – and the staffing service can help you quickly and effectively hire a new person who will fill your previous staffer’s shoes very well.
  • Leveraging your star worker’s talent and knowledge to train your new employee. Most people don’t leave without giving notice. When your staff member tells you they are leaving, take time to learn how and why that staff member does their job so well. You can have someone in your office – ideally the person who will be moving into the position – shadow your current worker. And, ask your departing staff member to provide some tips and advice on how the new person can do just as well in the job as they did.

 SmartTalent can help you find skilled professionals to join your team, so you can find another star if your talented staff members leave. Give our staffing service a call to get help finding a great new hire in Kirkland, Fife, Renton, Lacey, Lynwood, Everett and surrounding areas.