Sometimes, new hires are a perfect fit for your company. You work together well, synchronize projects effortlessly and share a motivated approach to the workforce. Unfortunately, not every workplace relationship is such a solid fit. Every now and then, every company is going to hire someone new who simply doesn’t fit the role they’re filling. It happens, and it’s all you can do to move on with this experience at the front of your mind with future hires. But what about when new hire after new hire ends up being a disappointment? The problem might start with the person responsible for hiring.
In this article, we’ll detail three common hiring mistakes made that leaves employers with underperforming new hires.
If a position within a company is in desperate need of being filled, employers will sometimes overlook red flags in the interview or other aspects of the hiring process. When this happens, there could be a cultural or professional clash that hinders company growth and leaves new hires in a position they aren’t equipped to manage.
It is vital that the interview process not be rushed, as interviews are a two-way exchange. The interviewee should be able to ask their questions and receive thoughtful answers, just like the interviewer.
If a new hire doesn’t know how they are intended to work as a part of a group or greater cooperative, they may become disengaged or distracted from their job. It’s important that hiring managers and owners make the new person’s role abundantly clear early on, including during the hiring interview. The new hire should appreciate and understand their impact on their team.
An unfortunate number of job candidates lie on their resumes and in their job applications. Of course, this is not the fault of the employer, but it is the employer that faces the pitfalls if the hire isn’t a good fit. The best way to ensure that the candidate is a good one for the job, it’s important to ask questions about their work methodology and attitude. Employers should ask questions relating to the content within the resume as well as more specific questions to assess the candidate for any misrepresentations.
Hiring isn’t an easy thing to do, but when you fill the role with the proper candidate, all of that effort amounts to great things.