Hire Slow, Fire Fast

Everyone hates hiring, or so it seems. It’s something that is time consuming, vexing and, when we get it wrong, painful. This fear of hiring often creates a fear of firing. You know you should let someone go, but you don’t. You ask yourself: Who’s going to do their job? Where am I going to find the time to hire a replacement? What are the chances that I’m going to hire someone better? Even if I do, who’s going to train the new hire?

Then, it gets even worse. The organization’s fear of firing leads to a culture of Sanctioned Incompetence. Your staff knows who is contributing positively to performance and who is not. When you don’t move to correct poor performance, you unknowingly reward it. This is Sanctioned Incompetence. Poor performers are not held accountable for not meeting their expectations and soon, everyone realizes they can get away with under-performing as well. As a company, you have to make a choice. Do you want to continue to allow Sanctioned Incompetence? Or do you want to develop a Culture of Performance?

Eure Consulting’s Hiring Process is an important step in eliminating Sanctioned Incompetence in any business. Our entire process is based on four words: Hire Slow, Fire Fast! Our process is not a fast one, but, when followed, it will drastically improve the success of your hires. You must take your time to ensure you are doing it properly. Hiring slow will ensure that you are finding the best match for the role you are filling. Our process will also cut the time you tolerate a bad hire (Fire Fast!). You will still make mistakes, no system is fool proof, but you’ll know you’ve made one almost immediately. Because of the steps taken early on in the process, while you’re hiring slowly, you’ll know exactly who it is you’re looking for and when someone turns out not be a good fit, it becomes quite obvious.

By showing your employees you’re no longer afraid to go out and find someone more qualified, you’ll help eliminate the Sanctioned Incompetence in your organization.

Just say NO to Sanctioned Incompetence.