- Jan 17, 2002
- Professional Status
- Certified Residential Appraiser
- North Carolina
That's the reason I want to form some sort of partnership, my help would be working for themselves instead of just making someone else rich with their efforts.It may sound simple, but if you want to avoid people leaving, you have to give them incentive to stay. Most trainees leave because they have been treated like indentured servants rather than as employees one is investing in. I had staff that stayed with me for over 20 years. Why? They were employees. Had benefits (insurance, 401(k), vacation, etc.). They could make more as an employee for me than they could off by themselves, because of our support staff. The trade off is that net profits are reduced in the short term for long term sustainability. There is also effort required to build the supporting infrastrucure required to have a firm rather than a "shop."