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Wonder Why You Have A Headache? It's Not Always Medical: Four Employees That Can Ruin Your Business
If you have been running your business for more than a year now, you will have discovered that skill set and credentials are not just the most important qualifications to look out for in employees. Employees are part of your business DNA and they are the very extension of what your business is capable of doing. Hence, their character and attitude towards work, the company, their colleagues, and how they live their lives personally would play a very important role to ensure that you can trust them to run your business efficiently and give the right representation for the company.
Your headache with manpower may just well be validated when you realize that you have hired employees who turn out to be any of the following:
1. The Chatterbox
She is terrible in keeping secrets and confidential information within the firm. At the first hour of coffee break, she will have spoken to her clique about her other colleagues’ personal lives laid out like a teleserye. Gossiping and bickering is her lunch. It would be natural for clients to know about classified information because Ms. Chatterbox have causally shared these to them over meetings supposedly for business evaluation or account updates. Beware, rumoring not only spreads schism in the firm like wildfire, but it will also take their time away from work which equals to un-productivity.
2. The Emo
To complement the rise of Justin Bieber, Adele, Katy Perry, and other highly influential artists of this time, isn’t it nice to use their music as a backdrop for emotional moments? The Emo always feels like a part of an imaginary MTV where they play the victim’s role. What seems to be a small disagreement with another colleague or a correction from your supervisor will send them to the window aisle for weeks. He withdraws from company gatherings and prefers to skip lunches with the team in favor of alone time and ‘senti’ moments. Count days, weeks, months for him to wallow in pity, you’ll lose productivity and completion of deliverables in no time.
3. The Pessimist
Nothing is ever good with this one. Waking up to expect bad news and failures to come is a habit he will be happy to keep. He will point fingers and take every cue of a client’s demand as a bill the company needs to pay. Even when the sun is up, it is still raining on his parade. Taking things to a whole new level will never cross his mind because unfounded doubt will stop him. Keep him longer and you might need antidepressants for the whole team. Negativity is contagious.
4. The Absentee Personnel
The invisible man will only click in movies. If his holidays are greater than a calendar month, or his daily tardiness sufficient to eat at a fine dining restaurant, get ready to ink that memo. If an employee cannot be trusted with time, then, really what else can you entrust him with? Enough said. Got one of the above? It’s not the end of the world, it’s just time to refine and filter your hiring process. Look for people who can share your values and business ethics; and, always be on the lookout for people who can be faithful. These gems will surely make running a business fulfilling.