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Sales Truths: Poor Employee Performance Only Gets Worse Over Time

BY DAVID RICHARDSON

Sales Truths: Poor Employee Performance Only Gets Worse Over Time

Published in the April 2012 issue.

WHY IT IS TRUE: Failure to address the poor performance of one employee sends a clear message to other employees regarding your standards. Taking corrective action against one employee does not lower the morale of other employees. In fact, the opposite is true.

PLAN OF ACTION: People are waiting for you to act; failure to do so may seriously impact not only their performance, but their respect for you. Take the nonperforming staff member aside in your office, close the door, and tell the individual you are dissatisfied with his performance. Specify the areas in which his performance has been substandard, and outline your expectations for improvement. Tell the individual that your door is open anytime, and that you are a champion for his success. Schedule a meeting in a week to evaluate his progress. Document all meetings, and prepare to make a change if necessary. The morale and respect of your remaining staff members will only be enhanced. — DAVE RICHARDSON


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Jaki Cowan, the owner of Sollberger’s in Ridgeland, MS, decided the time was right to close up shop. The experience, she says, was like going into the great unknown. There were so many questions about the way to handle the store’s going-out-of-business sale. Luckily for Cowan, Wilkerson made the transition easier and managed everything, from marketing to markdowns.

“They think of everything that you don’t have the time to think of,” she says of the Wilkerson team that was assigned to manage the sale. And it was a total success, with financial goals met by Christmas with another sale month left to go.

Wilkerson even had a plan to manage things while Covid-19 restrictions were still in place. This included limiting the number of shoppers, masking and taking temperatures upon entrance. “We did everything we could to make the staff and public feel as safe as possible.”

Does she recommend Wilkerson to other retailers thinking of retiring, liquidating or selling excess merchandise? Absolutely. “If you are considering going out of business, it’s obviously an emotional journey. But truly rest assured that you’re in good hands with Wilkerson.”

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Sales Truths: Poor Employee Performance Only Gets Worse Over Time

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Sales Truths: Poor Employee Performance Only Gets Worse Over Time

BY DAVID RICHARDSON

Sales Truths: Poor Employee Performance Only Gets Worse Over Time

Published in the April 2012 issue.

WHY IT IS TRUE: Failure to address the poor performance of one employee sends a clear message to other employees regarding your standards. Taking corrective action against one employee does not lower the morale of other employees. In fact, the opposite is true.

PLAN OF ACTION: People are waiting for you to act; failure to do so may seriously impact not only their performance, but their respect for you. Take the nonperforming staff member aside in your office, close the door, and tell the individual you are dissatisfied with his performance. Specify the areas in which his performance has been substandard, and outline your expectations for improvement. Tell the individual that your door is open anytime, and that you are a champion for his success. Schedule a meeting in a week to evaluate his progress. Document all meetings, and prepare to make a change if necessary. The morale and respect of your remaining staff members will only be enhanced. — DAVE RICHARDSON


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Wilkerson Testimonials | Sollberger’s

Going Out of Business Is an Emotional Journey. Wilkerson Is There to Make It Easier.

Jaki Cowan, the owner of Sollberger’s in Ridgeland, MS, decided the time was right to close up shop. The experience, she says, was like going into the great unknown. There were so many questions about the way to handle the store’s going-out-of-business sale. Luckily for Cowan, Wilkerson made the transition easier and managed everything, from marketing to markdowns.

“They think of everything that you don’t have the time to think of,” she says of the Wilkerson team that was assigned to manage the sale. And it was a total success, with financial goals met by Christmas with another sale month left to go.

Wilkerson even had a plan to manage things while Covid-19 restrictions were still in place. This included limiting the number of shoppers, masking and taking temperatures upon entrance. “We did everything we could to make the staff and public feel as safe as possible.”

Does she recommend Wilkerson to other retailers thinking of retiring, liquidating or selling excess merchandise? Absolutely. “If you are considering going out of business, it’s obviously an emotional journey. But truly rest assured that you’re in good hands with Wilkerson.”

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