Casey Reynolds

Warning! Don’t Hire Another Employee Until You Read This

3 Simple Steps To Weeding Out The Employee From Hell
Hiring quality employees

What measures do you have in place to stop you from hiring the employee from hell? If the answer is none, you need to keep on reading.

Defining The Employee From Hell
Hiring quality employees can eliminate having loafers in your company

The employee from hell is someone who’s a slacker and a deadbeat, someone who complains about everything, is never happy and has an entitlement mentality. These people are always looking for what they can get at the least cost to themselves. They gossip, backbite and continually look for ways to bring the company down.

Have you ever hired an employee such as this? If so, it’s probably because you have no systems in place to weed them out. Incorporating the following 3 steps into your hiring process can help you to sort out the slackers from the superstars.

Qualifying Questions
Eligibility is a key to hiring quality employees

Asking qualifying questions both over the phone and on the in terview is paramount to your success in never hiring the employee from hell. If you fail to do this, you’re wasting your office staff’s time setting up bad interviews, your manager’s time interviewing wrong candidates, and your money to pay them both.

Some examples of qualifying questions are:

Our main office is in Monroeville, is that too far for you to travel?
Are you looking for full or part- time?
We work Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Are you available during those hours?
How many words can you type a minute?
How proficient are you in Quick books?
Do you have a Pennsylvania driver’s license?
If we did a criminal check on you, what would we find?

Work History
Job experience is crucial in hiring quality employees

History most likely repeats itself; therefore, don’t be naïve in thinking that your prospective job hopper may still work out. More than likely, they will not.

Poor work history can be one of the pre-requisites to the employee from hell; so, make sure to take this into consideration when hiring.

If your candidate has no dates of employment on their resume, they’re more than likely hiding poor work history.

Reference Checks
Former employment endorsements are critical to hiring quality employees

Over the past 20 years, I’ve owned several businesses and employed hundreds of people. What astonishes me is that I can count on one hand the number of times that a company has called to check a reference on one of my former employees. I find this perplexing. I wonder if they’re just understaffed or do they think that reference checks are just a waste of time?

I can tell you without hesitation that checking your candidate’s job references is the number one way to eliminate hiring the dreaded employee from hell.

There are so many problems that we as business owners and managers have to deal with on a daily basis. We do not need the added turmoil and chaos that the employee from hell brings with them. Following these 3 simple steps to weeding them out will save you tens of thousands of dollars and years of frustration.

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Casey Reynolds is an Entrepreneur, Author and Expert with over 20 years of experience in Hiring and Retaining Employees.Visit him at or e-mail him at