3 Kinds Of Employee You Should Fire Immediately

3 Kinds Of Employee You Should Fire Immediately

Vartika Kashyap 09/10/2019 8

Being a manager or business owner takes a lot of your time and effort. And there's no way you can do it all. That's why you hire a team of capable professionals to help you run the organization like a well-oiled machine. Once you’ve brought the best people in your team, it almost seems like everything is going to be just fine—but it's not. 

Sometimes, the people you hoped to be the savior of your business turned out to be the center of all disputes and problems. These are the kinds of people that should be removed from your stuff ASAP. Most managers try to deal with such issues by changing their approach and management style. But, to be honest, the best way to deal with toxic, terrible employees is to get rid of them. 

As a marketing manager at ProofHub, I myself employ and manage people—a lot. Now, one of the many important lessons that I have learned from my experience is: as a leader, you need to develop the skills to identify these types of people and deal with them in a way that helps the team and the organization move toward success.

Below are the 3 kinds of employees that I believe are best to weed out, the sooner the better. 

1. The Two-Faced 

A Two-Faced employee is your biggest problem. This type is usually hard to spot, simply because they are very rarely appearing on a personal basis. 

A Two-Faced employee seems friendly and helpful at first, but eventually, they turn everyone against each other. They create workplace conflicts and impose negativity in every situation.

2. The Egomaniac

Egomaniacs are basically the opposite of team players. They show a lot of arrogance and are usually not capable of recognizing other people’s work unless they’re getting the benefit for themselves. 

One of the worst traits of the Egomaniac is that they consider themselves above and beyond everyone else on the team. They always try to be more in control and deny teamwork. Simply put, an egomaniac is more interested in patting himself/herself on the back instead of serving the success of your business.

3. The Bully

In research, 75% of employees surveyed had been affected by workplace bullying. The bullied employees experienced their performances decline and they dread coming to work. Eventually, most of them had no other choice but to leave. 

Workplace bullying is a serious problem. And a bully is the one that causes it. A bully is the kind of employee that creates a hostile environment for everyone else at the office. Some of the worst traits of the Bully are work-interference, manipulation, sabotage, and preventing work from getting done. 

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The bottom line is… 

Employee management is a part of your job description as a leader or manager or anyone with authority over others. And nobody said it was going to be easy. While identifying and hiring talented employees can fasten your business growth–not getting rid of a bad employee can drain productivity out of your business. The sooner you will be able to remove them, the sooner you will be able to meet your goals.

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  • John Horrocks

    Fire away toxic employees, but do it the right way.

  • Rachel Veronica

    I hate bullies !!

  • Sam Cresswell

    If you can't fire people, your staff will view you as a soft/weak leader. It's important to find a balance between hiring and firing.

  • David Longley

    Good article

  • David Longley

    Good article

  • Anthony Rees

    Deciding whether or not to terminate an employee is hard. It’s an emotionally difficult task.

  • Vanessa Lapena

    Before you make a decision, you need to have several conversations with the employee in question.

  • Gavin Bisset

    Be honest and respectful while firing

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Vartika Kashyap

Digital Expert

Vartika is the Chief Marketing Officer at ProofHub. She has 6 Years experience in online digital marketing, brand optimization and SEO along with social media marketing and email marketing strategies. Vartika holds an MBA in Finance (Banking) & Marketing from the IBS Hyderabad.  


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