Act Early

If the manager has made a hiring mistake, it is important to act early and quickly. If that person who was hired is clearly a hiring error and will never fit with the team’s culture and compatibility, the manager needs to let that person go as soon as possible. If the new hire error is not let go, the situation will

Create tension on the team

•   De-motivate employees who are doing a good job

•   Make the team wonder about the manager’s abilities

•   Make the team wonder about the company’s standards

•   Contribute to an overall negative environment

Too many organizations make hiring mistakes and hold onto that person for far too long. This is a double mistake: (1) hiring them and (2) keeping them. When this happens, the impact on the ...

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