Effective and talented employees are every manager’s dream. What happens when those employees are unmanageable? Do you allow them to get away with anything because they are effective? What is the perception among the rest of your staff when they see a double standard? By keeping those effective and talented employees around are you breeding more unmanageable employees?
We need to realize that it takes a great deal of confidence and a certain level of comfortability for someone to challenge their boss. You should foster an environment where your staff won’t have fear or feel their job would be at risk if they take a stance on something you are rolling out.
Interviewing someone to join my team is probably one of the most important tasks that I am charged with. After all my decision to hire or pass on the applicant has a direct impact on my success as a leader in my organization. Asking the right questions, having a solid conversation and gaining an understanding of who this person really is will help ensure you find the right person who is the best fit. Otherwise you will spend the next 90-180 days trying to understand why they aren’t working out. Would you rather waste 3-6 months or invest in 2-4 hours on the interview?