6 Signs You Might Have Made a Bad Hire
No business wants to make a bad hire. Such hires are costly and affect businesses negatively in terms of financials, productivity, and overall morale. Fortunately, there are ways to minimize your chances of making a bad hire. Once you suspect you may have made one, it is important to act quickly to limit the potential fallout. To that end, here are five signs you might have made a bad hire.
1. Your New Hire Wants to Renegotiate the Position
You might have made a bad hire if, only a few weeks or a few months after the start of the job, the new hire is requesting considerations such as a change in hours worked or flextime accommodations. These are factors that should have been discussed during the interview process.
2. Your New Hire Needs Constant Repetition
Another sign of a bad hire is when you or others must constantly repeat information, and the new hire never takes notes or tries hard to remember. It indicates a lack of interest and investment on the new hire’s part.
3. Problems with Attendance Arise
Attendance problems are somewhat common among potential bad hires. Whether they show up later, leave early or take hours-long breaks, they show they do not take the job and your company seriously.
4. Your New Hire Puts in Minimal Effort
One highly valued asset among employees is flexibility and a willingness to pitch in. A new hire who does only the minimum required is likely not truly interested in helping the company succeed.
5. Isolation Is the Norm
In ideal cases, new hires socialize with their colleagues and feel like part of a team. New hires may not be working out if they tend to isolate themselves and/or have poor attitudes toward colleagues.