Have you read or heard about the coffee cup test? It’s a “news story” for some reason. And it seems like a lot of people are upset about it. Although I wonder why they’d be so upset. Here’s some info about it I found in an article on a business website.
“One executive uses the coffee cup test on candidates in job interviews.
He said in a resurfaced 2019 clip that he doesn’t hire people who don’t offer to wash their cup after the interview. Social media users are calling him out for playing a deeply disturbing psycho-social game.”
I wouldn’t go so far as to call it a “disturbing psycho-social game.”
Because he’s the employer. He’s the one who worked hard to build a business that thrives enough to need employees. And if he wants to use a coffee cup test to for potential employees, that’s his prerogative.
And if someone truly desires to work for him and his company, they probably won’t mind the test. And, in a way, the coffee cup test reveals what kind of service a potential employee might be willing to provide. But, I get it. Not everybody will understand that meaning.
That’s why I wrote about hiring and firing in my RondaReady System book.
If you’re a business owner/employer, did you know bad hires can cost you up to 2/3 of an annual salary to replace? Yikes! But you can avoid that with proper preparation. People (translate that to hard workers) want to follow a leader who’s got business under control. So they’ll be able to do a better job. And that happens only when the boss is doing a better job.
Think about this. You wouldn’t want to (or maybe you couldn’t) work for someone who didn’t provide a consistent and predictable workplace. Right? Well, consistency and predictability don’t magically happen. You gotta have processes and procedures. Also known as “a plan.”
Yes, even a plan for new hires.
With the RondaReady System you get lots of information on hiring practices and training. And even how to attract the right talent. But, most importantly, you can make sure you’ll Be Ready to bring on the best employee possible. In other words, you can make those beneficial business owner pain point adjustments.
By the way, my RondaReady System book is available on Amazon.
The $115 price ($100 for the Kindle version) is a small investment compared to what my one-on-one clients have paid me. Especially when you consider how it can pay for itself over and over. And when you work for yourself, you never have to go through a coffee cup test. Just a little incentive there for you.
So, use this link to get yourself a copy on Amazon.
And while you’re there, get yourself a CEO coffee mug. You deserve it.
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