When you are recruiting staff there are a few things that should be taken into consideration, one of the most important is undoubtedly how to recognise the right and wrong personality types for your business. An important factor when hiring staff is cultural fit, finding those people who fit your business like a glove. However, there are also certain people that you should not hire, regardless of anything else. This blog will describe the five toxic types of people that will de-motivate your employees and damage your bottom line.
Highly Judgmental People:
We cannot help but to judge people, it is a natural occurrence to humans. However, those who judge people to an extreme extent, seeing every decision and action as definitely right or definitely wrong, this can be very frustrating for your employees to work alongside. These types of people always believe that they are right in every situation while everyone else is wrong, I’m sure you know the type!
Everybody knows of this type of person, the people who always find something to complain about. These people will try and find a negative angle to every situation and then try to validate their feelings by getting fellow employees to complain as well. These people are toxic for your business and no matter what you do for them, they will still complain about your way of business to your other employees.
Some self-confidence is a strong trait for any potential employee but there are those people that are so self-confident that they become arrogant and toxic for your company. These are the type of people who begin to feel threatened by other people’s achievements, to the point where they will try belittle them. These are the type who see a colleagues achievements as a negative and their failures as a positive. This type of person will suck the motivation from your employees, and they will do it quickly.
Some people never take responsibility for their actions and these same people often lack success, which is no coincidence. Whenever something goes wrong, for these type of people, they believe that it is due to being unlucky or that someone else is at fault. This attitude in your company will make your other employees feel down, especially if they are around them for long durations.
These are the people who feel like they have to exert control over every situation that they are involved in, this often leads to them manipulating their needy and low-confidence colleagues to do what they want. These types of people can cause some difficult and unproductive workplace relationships.
The central principle of your recruitment strategy should always be to hire people who will inspire your fellow team members and contribute to the group, rather than having employees who will drain your workforce of those great qualities.