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

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 03-08-2013

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

The Excuse Artist  The Excuse Artist is almost always involved in failed systems launches and other tech meltdowns, but, amazingly, it's never his fault.

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

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

The Face Timer  Sure, Face Timer is always in the office--and will tell everyone how long he stays. However, he rarely gets any work of actual substance done.

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

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

The Over-the-Top Multitasker  He's integrating a new enterprise app while downloading a YouTube music video and having five conversations on Twitter. And his lack of focus is reflected in his inattention to detail.

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

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

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

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

The Deadline Blower  Sure, Deadline Blower can develop an amazing piece of software. However, he always dismisses deadlines with his patented "you can't rush greatness" line. (Try telling that to your customers.)

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

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

Mr. Passive Aggressive  He's the one who never replies to your priority e-mails or “urgent” requests from coworkers, stakeholders and so on.

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

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

The Cynic  There's nothing wrong with voicing valid objections to your IT strategies, but the Cynic finds issues with everything you say and do, thereby creating to a negative office vibe.

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

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

The Entitled One  Entitled One thinks he should have your job--in his second week of work.

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

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

The Human Blowtorch  Capable of combusting at any moment, Human Blowtorch makes anyone who approaches him--about almost anything--very uncomfortable.

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