Remember when you first met the employee who you are now considering firing?
He walked in for the interview, and you were impressed. He had the right answer to every question. He seemed to get along with everyone to whom you introduced him. His resume sparkled, and -- heck -- you even loved his shoes. Everything was right -- how could anything go wrong?
It's easy -- and it happens every day.
After every handshake and every keycard transfer, agency and brand marketers sit back in their chairs and pray that their new hires will meld with the rest of the team. More often than not, they will. Yet, there are those times when new employees will simply just not "fit" into the department. The hires might start slacking off after a dynamic start. They could start arriving late and leaving early. They might even be giving off hints that some shady things are starting to go down when no one else is looking.
The simple fact is this: People can be quite agile during job interviews. They can make promises and good impressions, but until they are in the trenches, no one can be sure how things will work out, especially within the team atmosphere of media agencies.
In the fast-paced digital marketing world, it's often hard to take the time that is truly needed to evaluate whether an employee is living up to expectations, especially since some red flags can be tough to see right away. Yet, for the sake of your company and its work, there are signs that are simply too detrimental to ignore.
Let's take a look at a few reasons your organization and an employee might need to part ways.