13 Ways to Manage Difficult Employees

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 09-07-2014 Email

A troublesome employee can inflict significant damage upon your IT department. In fact, six of 10 managers say bad hires have lowered productivity, brought down office morale and even resulted in legal issues, according to research from CareerBuilder. And more than two of five organizations estimate that the cost of a bad hire is more than $25,000, while one-quarter say that figure exceeds $50,000. Obviously, CIOs and other managers can take action, and they do: Nearly 81,000 employees get fired in the U.S. every day. There is, however, another way—one that speaks to your capabilities as a leader who can rise to a difficult occasion, instead of simply ordering a pink slip: Inspiring a turnaround. Such an undertaking is far from easy, as it will require more planning and involvement on your part. However, a boss can take much pride and satisfaction in a successful employee makeover. The following 13 best practices provide guidance as to how. They were adapted from a number of online resources, including those presented by YourOfficeCoach.com and Monster.com. For more about the advice from YourOfficeCoach, click here.  For more about Monster's, click here

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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