Hiring Poorly is Worse than Not Hiring
By Dane Carlson on September 16, 2004 in Ideas
Joe Kraus, one of the founders of Excite, says that hiring a bad employee is far worse than not hiring anyone. He explains:
Other than fundraising, nothing I do as an entrepreneur is as important as hiring. But, hiring is tricky because it’s so easy to loosen standards, especially when you’re feeling in a pinch for people. But, I always keep two things in mind when hiring, no matter how desperate I feel.
- A bad employee does far more damage than no employee, no matter the issue.
- A players hire A players, B players hire C players, and C players hire losers. Let your standards slip once and you’re only two generations away from death.
Business Opportunities Weblog editor and publisher Dane Carlson
lives in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, just 15 miles from Yosemite National Park. He accidentally became a professional blogger in 2001
. He has added 12,332 posts to the site.
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