Harry Shearer, the voice actor for many key characters on The Simpsons, including Mr. Burns, Principal Skinner and Ned Flanders, is allegedly leaving the long-running cartoon. (Until he realizes how much money he is walking away from and then comes back, but as of this blog post, it looks like he’s leaving.)
This just goes to highlight that employees leave. Even your best ones. People retire, other opportunities present themselves, people might move, life happens.
Are you prepared in case a key employee at your multifamily community leaves? Here are some suggestions of what to do if and when you lose a valuable team member.
Know the job description. No matter how much we’ll miss a person, the work still needs to be done. To quote The Simpsons, “You can take this job…and fill it.” Make sure you have an idea of what the employee did so you can work on figuring out the gaps that need to be covered.