Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Toxic worker can cost a company

Amy X. Wang, Government Executive magazine, Dec 4, 2015, says a working paper out of Harvard Business School looked at the performance of more than 50,000 employees at 11 companies and concluded that rooting out a toxic employee saved the company twice as much as hiring a fabulous new one.

Mostly, in this study, the cost of the toxic worker was from other employees quitting because of the person.

Hiring a superstar benefited the companies an average of  $5,303. Avoiding a toxic person benefited the companies $12, 489.

What is toxic? If you have to ask...

OK--they meant pushy, aggressive, and inappropriate. This covers a lot as everyone reading this knows.

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