It’s Not Checkmate Just Yet! Bouncing Back From Hiring The Wrong People

It’s Not Checkmate Just Yet! Bouncing Back From Hiring The Wrong People

*** Contributed Post The course of true business never runs smooth, whether it’s through our own mistakes or the fault of others. But sometimes, it’s a combination of the two. When we’ve hired the wrong person, there can be a negative impact on our business dealings, but it forces us to look at ourselves and see what we did wrong. It’s difficult for us to bounce back, but how can we do this when we have hired the wrong people? Don’t Waste Time There can be the temptation to see if the problem irons itself out. By waiting so long, you may watch your business slowly go down the tubes. A once great product could slowly deteriorate, or if you plug the gap by getting another employee to step up to the plate, they may not develop the appropriate skills. But if you’ve hired the wrong person, you shouldn’t waste any time, get it sorted! Admit Your Faults Whether this is through your own personal misgivings, or you’ve got to take the bullet for the whole company, by admitting that you are wrong, and taking the positive steps to fix the issues behind it highlights tenacity and an honesty that is hard to come by. We don’t like to admit that we’ve done something wrong, and sometimes we don’t like to apologize, but even if you’ve had to fire an employee it doesn’t hurt to soften the blow and to apologize, but also, mean it. You may not even have to discharge them. Instead, you could reassign them to another department, where their skills are better utilized. You may...