Nine Employee 'Types' You Don’t Want to Hire

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 03-08-2013
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Hiring a bad employee will impact your IT department in wide-ranging ways--from lowered productivity to bad office morale to customer and user dissatisfaction, among other factors. Not surprisingly, these professionals will drain your department's bottom line: 41% of companies estimate that a bad hire costs more than $25,000, and one-quarter say it costs more than $50,000, according to CareerBuilder. More than one in five employers say poor recruiting hurts key relationships with clients. And one in 10 employers say it can cause sales declines--and even trigger legal issues. So how do you spot a bad tech worker? They materialize in a wide variety of forms, and many are highly skilled at disguising their deficits. But, that said, there are a number of classic "types" who will eventually expose themselves as guilty of the following behaviors. These examples were compiled from a number of career resources, most particularly Fred Pryor Seminars/CareerTrack, an international provider of professional advice and training conferences, workshops and webinars, which created this list of toxic employee types.

The Prima Donna  Yes, he can troubleshoot a network outage with the best of them. But Prima Donna makes sure everyone knows about it--and refuses to "lower himself" to perform what he considers grunt work.

Nine Employee 'Types' You Don’t Want to Hire
 
 
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
 
 
 

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