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Spotting Problem Employees Before Problems Emerge

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 1:24 pm - by Everest
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When making a hire, the interview is one of the most useful tools at your disposal for determining which candidates will be a good addition to your team. What complicates things is the nature of interviews being somewhat like a performance in that the candidate has prepared for this first encounter and is undoubtedly on their best behavior. This makes spotting cultural fits a bit more tricky than comparing candidates for credentials alone. Sure, they may seem well-dressed, responsible and sane, but as the adage goes: Don’t judge a book by its cover.

According to today’s source article from CEO.com, there are some definitive early warning signs for problem employees that you can spot through specific questions that will reveal their true colors. Some of the best advice that I saw in this article had to do more so with the mindset of the boss than the inadequacy of the candidate. If you’re really hurting for some new employees to lighten the workload, don’t throw everything you’ve got at the first schmo to walk through the door. Always aim above the adequate because, as I’ve said before, a blatantly bad employee is easy to spot but a mediocre employee may be a drain on your staff for years without you fully knowing it. To read the full article from CEO.com and find out the signs of 5 bad candidates, click the link below.

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