In today’s western worldview, “loser,” has a harsh connotation. Consider, “loser,” like this — anybody who does not make gains for the company, in whatever form that may be, either is stagnant or tacking on loses for the company. If they are tacking on loses for the company, they are, by definition, a, “loser.” You do not need these cancerous money sucks on your payroll. Please read the Inc.com article before hiring any new employee.
We cannot emphasize this enough and we hope to one day have a Tipsy Tuesday post that is not just about finding your right employees, but, since this IS a crucial topic for business, we present to you (again), another version of how to find your right employees. Applicants, take note! These are insider tips and they are just as much for you as for employers.
These are all great and like we keep repeating: you MUST hire the right people for the right job! This is not only for your benefit but for theirs as well. It is not just you who suffers costs in credibility and turnaround, but, the employees suffer as well; it does not look good to future potential employers that employees keep switching jobs in such a short time. An employee getting let go time and time again is a morale crusher for the employee. It’s not always the employee’s fault — what looks good on paper is not always reality. It’s not that employee is a bad employee, s/he is just a bad employee for that job.
We encourage everybody to open the link and read it in its entirety, but, we will highlight Points 1, 3, and 8.
You will be responsible for the hiring of new employees. Do you want to be held accountable for what these employees do? Do you have a good gut-feeling about your potential hire after reading this article? You may have to see this person everyday at work, therefore, is this somebody you would want to interact with EVERYDAY AT WORK?
If you are an employee, have you found what you can do better? An interview process is just as much for you as it is for the employer. Is this a company for which you would want to work? Whether it would be for 3 hours a week or 130, do you want to give ANY of your life to this company? Start out with the hiring process; did you like having to fill out a multiple page application? Did you like having to meet the employer twice, especially on your own time? If this is for a significant job title, are you willing for this job to become your life, be the face of this position, and possibly being the scapegoat?
You do not want to be a loser for a company anymore than a company wants you to be a loser for that company. Make sure you know what you are getting into beforehand because afterwards will be too late.