Hiring the wrong person can be a costly mistake for any business, and micro, SMEs and large cooperations, all suffer from bad hires at some point. Not only do you have to waste time and resources training your new h, but you also lose out on productivity while they’re on the job. And in some cases, hiring the wrong person can even lead to legal liabilities.
It’s also important to note that you also invest financially into their salary, which can cause a major dent in a company’s bottom line. In addition, you also have to deal with the consequences of having an under-qualified or unmotivated person on your team.
Here are the top 5 signs that you’ve hired the wrong person:
- They’re Not a Good Fit for the Job
One of the most common signs that you’ve hired the wrong person is if they’re simply not a good fit for the job. Maybe they don’t have the right skill set or they’re not motivated to do the work. Either way, it’s important to recognize when someone isn’t a good fit for a position and take corrective action.
- They’re Not a Good Fit for the Company
Another sign that you’ve hired the wrong person is if they’re not a good fit for the company. This can be evidenced by things like not getting along with other employees, not following the company’s values or not being a team player.
- They’re Not Meeting Expectations
One of the most obvious signs that you’ve hired the wrong person is if they’re not meeting your expectations. This could be in terms of their job performance, their attitude or their work ethic. If someone is consistently not meeting your expectations, it’s time to let them go. If expectations aren’t being met, there is no point in keeping them on. You will only be wasting money.
- They’re Causing Drama
Another sign that you’ve hired the wrong person is if they’re causing drama within the company. This could be anything from creating conflict with other employees to being disruptive in meetings. If someone is causing drama, it’s time to let them go. This is an especially important point because this can lead to demotivation of your productive staff, and you may end up losing more than you gain.
- They’re Not Engaged
If someone is not engaged with their work, it’s time to let them go. This could be because they’re not motivated, they’re not challenged or they’re not invested in the company. If someone is not engaged, it’s time to let them go. Having an employee that is not sufficiently engaged in their tasks is demotivating to both them and you.
Once you’ve decided that someone is not a good fit for your company, it’s time to let them go. Letting someone go is never easy, and oftentimes a difficult decision to make but it’s important to do what’s best for the company, productivity and the other employees within the organisation.
Written By: The Management Resource Ltd.