Hiring Wisdom: 10 Probable Causes of Employee Underperformance

There are 10 probable causes when an employee repeatedly misses the mark:

  1. The wrong person was hired.
  2. No clear expectations.
  3. Poor job design.
  4. Ineffective orientation and training.
  5. Problem work environment.
  6. Unsuitable organizational structure.
  7. Ineffective communications.
  8. Lack of rewards and motivation.
  9. Insufficient performance feedback.
  10. Outside influences.

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This was originally published on Mel Kleiman’s Humetrics blog.

Mel Kleiman, CSP, is an internationally-known authority on recruiting, selecting, and hiring hourly employees. He has been the president of Humetrics since 1976 and has over 30 years of practical experience, research, consulting and professional speaking work to his credit. Contact him at mkleiman@humetrics.com.