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THE WRONG STUFF

Hiring the wrong person can be a big problem for any business--especially one with just a few workers. Regardless of size, 80% of companies polled this spring say they've found ways to make bad hires work out.

Here are some responses to a survey of 187 companies nationwide done by Caliper Inc.


When is the soonest you've had to let someone go?

One day: 6%
One week: 11%
One month: 21
Three months: 30%
Six months: 11%
One year: 10%


How long does it usually take to realize you've hired the wrong person?

One day: 3%
One week: 17%
One month: 40%
Three months: 27%
Six months: 13%


How have you saved employees who seemed doomed to failure?

Specific performance suggestions: 20%
Changing employee's responsibilities: 19%
Stern warnings or probation: 18%
Mentoring: 15%
Patience: 12%

EDITED BY EDITH HILL UPDIKE


Updated Aug. 21, 1997 by bwwebmaster
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