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Hiring a dog of an employee…..what does it cost your organization?

I still remember the first time I laid eyes on my Labrador/Golden Retriever cross. He was about four months old came running up to me and jumped up on me as I kneeled down to pet him. It took 10 seconds but I knew the family who was giving him up had found the right person for him. 5 years later he is literally a man’s best friend with morning walks on the beach, afternoon swims at the lake and Saturday mountain biking.
One of my employees recently adopted a dog with much less success. Lost sleep, noise complaints, destroyed blinds, footwear, family South Africa fights and screens followed by an casino escape; he found his way back to the pound. This experience shows how things can go horribly wrong if a bad selection is made.
Dr. John Sullivan recently outlined how a bad hire can be extremely costly to a business. Not only can a bad hire be as disruptive as a bad dog, they can cost an organization in terms of productivity as outlined here: