Should you fire a fresh hire if a BETTER applicant suddenly comes along? What would you do?

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Written by HeatherStone
3805 days ago

I think that unless the employee is totally inept owners/managers should not fire them. I'm taking for granted that as a small business owner, I have the judgement to hire someone who at least has the skills and experience I need. If a "rock star" comes along, sure I could hire them too, maybe reallocate the other employee, but it's really not fair to the first employee, and I think it's doubtful that the "rock star" will hit the ground running much faster than the first employee would after a little training. You also have to consider whether you have the resources to retain a "rock star", or if you'd be better off with someone who's average to start but has the potential to be great. Finally, you could spend just as much in down time and transition time, unemployment, etc. laying off the first employee and hiring the "better" one, and still, it may not pay off in the long run.



Written by BizRock
3805 days ago

Hmm, that is hard choice. In some cases is better to stay with your freshly hired employee but sometimes is better to replace it if you found someone who will way better do that job. That all depends.

Thank you on sharing!



Written by UPmarketArt
3805 days ago

i guess the only tactful way out of it is to have a short probationary period. Two weeks or less should do it.



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