While it may feel great to have filled that vacancy in your team, what happens if your new hire isn’t settling into a role as expected? After bringing a new employee into your workplace, you should remain involved throughout their adjustment period to ensure the transition goes smoothly.
Sometimes, this early stage of onboarding hits a few bumps, or you notice warning signs that your choosing this individual was not the best.
Some common red flags that signal you may have made a bad hiring decision are:
● They do not possess the skills they claimed to have and are struggling in their new role.
● They do not, or will not, try to build relationships with their coworkers.
● They have a consistently pessimistic attitude.
● They are regularly late or call off frequently.
Don’t risk not finding out about your employee’s work or criminal history that could negatively impact their job performance. Consider performing an online background check once you have sent a job offer to be sure you are hiring the right person for the job.
The process of finding and then onboarding a new employee costs approximately $4,000, according to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). This is a significant expense that involves a lot of time and resources, and that is only for the initial phase of filling a vacant job role.
Consider some of the additional factors below that can add up fast when you are dealing with a poor hiring situation:
Bad hiring can be devastating financially and productively, so it’s important to take the right steps to minimize your risk of making the wrong decision during your job search. Consider including personality and skills assessments as part of your application process, in addition to a comprehensive online background check. It is vital to know if your candidate can fit into the role you need them to fulfill.