Inevitably as a business owner, you will make one mistake that you’ll look back on and wonder how you ever thought it was a good idea. We all have our own stories of doing this –it seems to be an unspoken rite of passage in the world of owning a business!
But what is that one thing? That one thing is you’re going to hire someone and then come to regret it. Some of you reading this are probably already laughing because you know exactly what I mean. Others could be in the midst of this right now, so you might not think it’s so funny. No matter how established you are, remember that this happens to all of us, but matters even more are the actions you take next.
1) Don’t Take It Personally
Anytime you hire someone, whether an employee or a service provider, you’re rolling the dice. Regardless of how well someone interviews or the bank of credentials and references they bring with them, sometimes the fit just isn’t right between the two parties. What makes this so difficult for most small business owners is they take it personally.