7 Reasons You’re Hiring the Wrong Employees

Have you ever hired a really bad batch of employees that you scream at every day and simply want to fire?

Every business owner has probably experienced this, and it’s normal. It simply means that there’s a mistake somewhere in your hiring process that you have to change.

If you want your business to flourish, you need to improve your hiring process by first knowing the reasons why you tend to hire the wrong employees.

Why Hiring the Wrong People Will Ruin Your Business

7 Reasons You’re Hiring the Wrong EmployeesBefore we go to the reasons as to why you’re hiring the wrong people, let’s go through how doing this affects your business.

First of all, you’ll be wasting a lot of productivity. Correcting, scolding, and picking up the mistakes made by your employees takes time, and that is something you can’t afford to lose. 

Second, you’ll be wasting money because you’ll be paying salary to someone who can’t get work done properly.

Third, the morale of your other employees will be dragged down because there will be problems in the operations.

Lastly, your company’s reputation will also go down with all of these events happening.

Reasons You’re Hiring the Wrong Employees

There are seven main reasons as to why you might be hiring the wrong people. These are the seven reasons:

1. You Don’t Take Note of The Attitude

Most employers only think about skills without the attitude. A person who has a bad attitude will not go very far in his or her career and will only be a liability to your company.

In the interview, you must already take note of the attitude of the applicants through hard questions to test how they answer.

7 Reasons You’re Hiring the Wrong Employees

2. You Hardsell Your Business

One mistake you could be making is that you’re trying too hard to sell the business to the applicants. Don’t do this as the applicant will feel like he or she is doing you a favor by spending his or her career there. If they feel like that, then they will take your company for granted.

3. You Strongly Practice Nepotism

It’s no big deal to hire your relatives for a few of your posts. However, if you always do this, your relatives would take your company for granted and eventually slack off, especially if you don’t scrutinize them thoroughly.

Take note that if you do hire your relatives, treat them like you would other applicants.

4. You Ignore the Totality of the Candidate

When we talk about totality, we mean personality, traits, and other personal factors. First, you want someone who can do the job well. Second, you want someone who can fit into the working environment of your company.

5. You Don’t Do Background Checks

This is one of the things that most employers neglect to do-- background checks. Don’t skip your background checks on those applicants that have been screened positive as you might find something that may make you change your mind.

7 Reasons You’re Hiring the Wrong Employees

6. You Hire Too Quickly Because of Demand

Another reason would be that you may be hiring too quickly because you need someone to fill in the post right away. No matter how much of a rush you’re in, don’t rush; otherwise, you might miss out a lot of details that you need about your applicants.

7. You Don’t Analyze the Person

Lastly, you don’t clearly analyze the person. Usually, your analysis is backed by your intuition. If your analysis concludes that the person is not really that good no matter how great his or her skills are, don’t hire.

7 Reasons You’re Hiring the Wrong Employees

These are some of the reasons that you have to take note of when changing your hiring process.

Always remember that hiring isn’t just about grooming people and helping them mold their career, but it is more about fitting in the pieces of a puzzle that are your business in order to complete the picture. If you want your business to flourish, you need the right pieces.

Written By
Alexander Alison
Alexander Alison is an online content writer that focuses on employment in Cebu and to the Top Cities in the Philippines. His partnership with CebuJobs.PH helps him excel on the niche he loves. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

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