A long, hard study produced confirmation of analysis that bottom tier of staff are mildly irrelevant at this stage. All future attitudes rest with our next tier up – ie our newly appointed line managers (with possible contributions from one or two other senior staff that are floating around).
These four are all on a three-month trial in their new positions. It is now up to us as management to find out during the last month if any glimmers they have shown so far can be turned into anything with a) genuine potential and b) some connection to the company values. Rapid drawing up of training programme for last four weeks means I feel back in control. Coupled with that, March figures are in for management meeting today and show the best month so far this financial year. Perhaps our turning point, in line with the current press mutters, suggests that we’re over the worst”