September 19, 2014
Many business leaders agree that one of the keys to success is having the right people in the right jobs. Therefore we tend to focus on technical expertise, experience and intelligence when evaluating potential employees. Although these are all significant issues, it’s equally important to hire people who have the right personalities and attitudes.
These traits are often harder to identify during the hiring process and may not reveal themselves until after a person is on the job for a time. That’s why it’s critical to keep close tabs on new employees during the first few months. Here are some behaviors to watch for that can help identify a problem employee before they can do much damage:
Uncovering these and other toxic behaviors isn’t always easy, but keeping close watch on new hires and having trusted colleagues do the same can help keep your organization healthy and successful.