Ever sat through a terrible movie? You know it’s bad and a complete waste of your time, but still you sit there… just hoping it gets better.
The same thing happens when managers or business owners don’t cut the dead weight that is holding the company back because they are expecting those poor performers to one day correct themselves.
Sure, it’s a pain to find and train a replacement, but unproductive employees should be released quickly.
Avoid all that by taking your time during the hiring process. The criteria for hiring the natural fit for the position should be so extreme that many applicants wouldn’t even bother with it.
Read between the lines of a candidate’s résumé. Are there any red flags? Check out applicants’ social media profiles. Assign homework similar to the task they would be performing in their new role.
It’s not always easy. Difficult conversations must be had and leadership needs to be bold. Hiring slow and firing fast ensures that teams and organizations thrive.