Hiring an employee is a big decision. It brings with it all kinds of liability. Workers compensation, unemployment, and potential employment lawsuits are only a few.

More importantly, hiring an employee creates risk and expense. The expense of wages is only the beginning. Add on another 40% for benefits.

But the biggest risk of all is if they don’t work out. If they don’t fit in with the values of your organization they can wreak havoc and can slowly erode those values, eventually causing a loss of productivity and morale.