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What Happens if I Hire The Wrong Person?

by FrankCrum on February 25, 2016


What Happens if I Hire the Wrong Person

The following is an excerpt from our latest guide, "A Business Owner's Guide to HR: Is There a Better Way?"

We’ve all made hiring mistakes! When problems occur, they can be identified in one or more of three areas: performance, attendance or conduct; and corrective action should create immediate, consistent and significant changes.

One of the most important things a supervisor or manager can do is to document the file — unemployment insurance rates may increase if you can’t back up the termination and the disgruntled employee wins.

Depending on the severity of the problem, corrective actions may start with a sit-down conversation, followed by coaching and, if the situation continues, a written warning. Always have a written record of these steps and ensure that the employee understands why he/she is being counseled, what they must do and any consequences for not correcting the activity.

A Business Owner's Guide to HR


FrankCrum is a professional employer organization (PEO), founded in 1981 dedicated to helping business owners boost HR capabilities and broaden convenient services and benefits to employees. The origin of FrankCrum dates back to 1981, when Frank W. Crum, Jr. and his father, Frank Crum, Sr., founded the Great American Temporary Service. With a passion for helping small business owners succeed, the company has evolved and grown over several decades.