Job fit: when the right person is in the wrong job

The following article highlights why businesses want people in the right roles. 

Job fit is critical to every employee’s success – and ultimately, your business’s success as well.

Having the right people in the right roles can propel your organization to new heights. When the fit is there, it’s nothing short of magical. Your business seems to run like a well-oiled machine.

But what about when the fit isn’t right? How does this even happen, if you’re diligent in your screening and interviewing of job candidates?

There are usually a couple of possible scenarios.

Maybe you hired someone who seemed like the best fit for the role, and you were both excited for them to start. As the new employee settles in and time goes by, however, you begin to realize they’re not performing as well as you had anticipated.

Or, it could be that a once solid performer just doesn’t seem as motivated and productive as before.

Does this mean you should fire the person? Not necessarily.

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