The Top Signs You Have a Bad Hire on Your Hands


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An interview can only tell you so much and sometimes it’s not clear right away. But a bad hire can be tough to identify, and even worse to cope with. If you want to save yourself time, money and stress, use our top signs on how to recognize a bad hire. 

Poor Performance 

Often you can tell immediately when you’ve hired the wrong person because their skills just don’t measure up. It takes time to learn and adapt to a new role, but if you’re noticing lots of questions and not a lot of productivity, you could be in trouble. If you’re seeing mistakes, especially a pattern of the same errors, this can be a big red flag of a bad hire. 

Lackluster Attitude 

The fastest way to prove you’re a bad employee – complaints! Someone who walks in the door whining about their workday clearly doesn’t belong. Poor fit is a sign you’ll have a retention issue. If you were expecting a dedicated and enthusiastic hire but they didn’t deliver, you’re out of luck. A persistent bad attitude shows a lack of effort, and irritable isn’t a trait that team players display. 


A true pet peeve of many top managers, being reliable can be annoying and toxic. When you’re interviewing candidates, emphasize punctuality, consistency, and productivity. The last thing you want is someone showing up late to the worksite unprepared. Not only is it extremely disrespectful, but it can also be contagious among the rest of your team. 

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CCS Construction Staffing can help you with hiring if you’re tired of flop after flop. To gain access to top talent in the construction industry ready to get to work, contact us today. 

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