Tag: toxic employees

How Smart Managers Deal with Toxic Employees

Toxic employees cost you money, time, and retention. The longer a bad apple stays in your company, the more your culture (and your team) will suffer. Here’s how to remove the bad apple, gracefully, before it ever gets that far.

Is It Possible to Truly ‘Fix’ a Toxic Employee?

A single toxic employee can bring down the mood of an entire room, destroy productivity, and ultimately make your organization a terrible place to work. The question is: What you can do about it? Can you turn a toxic employee into a productive member of staff, or is it better to cut him or her […]

Got a toxic employee? Hiring a superstar may not be the solution

Employers are generally willing, even eager, to invest time, energy, and money into bringing on a superstar employee. They’re confident the payoff that comes from hiring a star will make the effort worth it. But what if the employer also has a toxic employee? Will a strong hire counteract the damage? A recent Harvard Business […]