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Hiring The Wrong Employee
Finding the right employees for your company can be difficult. In order to make sure a candidate is a right fit, it is a good idea to include multiple people in the hiring process to get a spectrum of opinions and to test the candidate with a project similar to what they’ll actually be doing. No matter how charismatic someone is in an interview, it’s what they can produce that matters.
However, even when you are diligent about screening candidates, sometimes people that aren’t a good fit can slip through the cracks. These bad apples aren’t just irritating to work with, they cost the company money. According to CareerBuilder, 42% of companies said that a bad hire cost them at least $25,000 in the past year. 25% of companies said a bad hire cost them at least $50,000.
These bad hires don’t just impact the bottom line, they also make fellow employees frustrated and unhappy, and can reduce the company’s overall quality of work.
If these hires fail to improve and are making a negative impact on morale and productivity, it may be time to cut ties before things get even worst. To highlight the signs of a bad hire, GetVoIP created this infographic.
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10 SIGNS YOU MADE THE WRONG HIRE
They repeatedly make the same mistakes.
There’s a learning curve in any new job, but if a new employee continues to make the same mistakes, it’s a sign something isn’t clicking.
They’re frustrating current employees or causing team factions.
If everyone was happy and got along before the new employee but now the office is in disarray, the new hire is not a good culture fit.
They’re inflexible and unwilling to adapt.
Instead of learning your company’s methods, they insist on doing things their way and can’t be told otherwise.
They always have something to complain about.
Constructive criticism can be helpful, but if a new employee is negative about everything, they’re clearly not a good fit.
They do the bare minimum.
A new employee should be excited and want to go above and beyond. If they do just what’s asked of them (or less), they lack passion for the position.
They are a lone wolf.
In many positions, collaboration is key. A lone wolf makes this difficult, especially if they try to do everything themselves and fail to communicate.
They’re constantly asking questions and ruining other’s productivity.
Asking questions is important, but if an employee is clearly unqualified for the job and ruining other’s productivity because of it, it may be time to party ways.
They regularly disappear for hours to run personal errands.
Sometimes midday errands are unavoidable, but if an employee regularly disappears for hours at a time, you have a problem on y our hands.
They request special treatment.
Your new employee may be talented, but a good skillset can’t fix a bad attitude. If they think they deserve special privileges, you should ask them to take their talent elsewhere.
They regularly miss deadlines.
Occasionally missing deadlines is normal, but if an employee regularly misses deadlines with no remorse, they’re not cut out for the job.