Hiring new employees can be a sensitive and grueling process, both financially and in terms of employee time. Onboarding costs are usually about 20 percent of the new hire’s annual salary, and that, when paired with a loss in productivity and employee morale, is something you don’t want to waste.
However, every company has experienced the conundrum of hiring the wrong employee. Whether you start to notice problems within the first week or it takes longer to figure out it’s not going to work, there are a few steps you can take to ensure the best outcome for the company and the employee. Once you pinpoint what isn’t working, you can decide what to do next.