Making the right hiring decision plays a key role in the success of any organization. Considering all the costs incurred when onboarding a new employee – training, salary, benefits, etc. – the wrong choice siphons both productivity and revenue. Unfortunately, you can’t tell if you’ve hired a bad employee until they are actually employed in your office.
If you are worried about making the wrong choice between financial candidates, here are three signs worthy of your attention. Leverage these insights to improve your hiring process for the future. Good luck!
The New Employee Stays Disengaged
Getting a new employee to be a productive member of your team as quickly as possible is vital. When that person always complains and otherwise projects a poor attitude, it is an obvious sign a bad hire was likely made. Failure to meet any early goals set after their start date is another harbinger worth noting.
Disgruntled workers can be contagious, infecting the rest of your employees with their bad attitude. Do whatever it takes to rectify the situation.
A Worker Unwilling to Put in Extra Effort
After a few months, if a recent hire seems unwilling to go beyond what’s written on their job description or work extra hours when necessary, their long-term employment prospects with your company are likely in doubt. Don’t let a mistaken hiring decision adversely impact your company’s operations, especially when crunch time hits during tax season. This may be a situation when starting a new hiring process is actually better for the organization over the long haul.
The New Hire is Stuck at Their Old Job
Whenever a recent hire is always commenting on how they did things at their former employer, it is a sign they are still stuck in their old job. Obviously, this attitude makes it difficult for them to truly become a productive member of your team. That doesn’t mean to ignore any worthy ideas that may come from their previous job, but pay close attention if this is all they bring to the table.
If any or all of these signs are apparent with a new hire, it is probably time to engage a staffing agency to find a truly valuable worker for your organization.
When you need help building a talented team at your financial company, talk to the experts at Venteon. As one of the top staffing agencies in the Midwest, we maintain a supply of great candidates able to make a positive difference at your office and shield you from a bad employee. Schedule some time with us as soon as possible.