Special Report: Guide to Advanced Hiring Techniques
The cost of a bad hire is estimated to be anywhere from a few hundred dollars to several thousand, depending on the employee’s position, the amount of time spent on training the employee, and the services you used to hire the person.
But bad hires cost employers more than time, money, and effort. A bad hire may cost you a client through a disastrous interaction or a star employee who resents picking up the slack, fixing mistakes, or otherwise accommodating a poor performer. And once you do rid the firm of the wrong hire, you may have costs associated with the termination, not to mention having to face the whole hiring process all over again.
So when someone comes running into your office, saying I need a new assistant right away; anyone will do, don’t take them at their word. Don’t settle for “just another warm body” simply because finding the right person for the job opening takes too much time, effort, and expense. You don’t just want a body in the seat; you want the right body.
Employee Morale in the Law Office
MANAGING STAFF: A six-question oral survey can help the manager and improve morale
TIPS & TRICKS: Tackle silly problems with silly solutions and boost morale
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: Proven ways to build staff morale fast
TEAM SPIRIT: 6 easy ways to boost employee morale and your firm’s productivity
MANAGING PEOPLE: Don’t turn your employee awards into an office morale disaster
IT’S COSTLY: A tale of 2 workplace bullies and why they need to be stopped
POLICY FIRST: Bullying, by any name, can be expensive
MODEL POLICY: Model workplace bullying policy
WORKPLACE SAFETY: How to handle the “bully lawyer” without losing your temper or your job
MODEL TOOL: Checklist of steps to take when conducting an investigation