Hot Hiring Hint from Mel Kleiman : Walk Your Talk 100% of the Time

Nothing disillusions, discourages and disgusts employees more than supervisors who say one thing and do another, so don't make any promises you don't intend to keep.

For example, saying, "My door is always open" then making yourself unavailable when employees need to talk with you sends the kind of mixed message that can drive people nuts-and out the door to work for your competitor.

Too often, employers forget that employees represent more than a one-time sale. You chose these people to work for your company, so treat them well 100% of the time. Your employees can refer future candidates or they can scare them away. The route they takes depends on how you treat them.

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