Tuesday, May 5, 2015

A Warm Body is NOT Better Than Nobody

When faced with open positions and under pressure to hire, or tolerating a poor performer because of a freeze on hiring replacements, I’ve heard many managers say “well, a warm body is better than nobody”.

I would beg to differ. In most cases, a “warm body” (or bad hire) is far worse than leaving a position vacant until you can find a great hire or firing a poor performer even though the person cannot be replaced.

What are the costs of a single bad hire? Read my latest post over at About.com Management and Leadership to find out!

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