This article is part of a series that is dedicated to exploring the contribution of human capital assets (people!)
In this article we explore “the dark side” and discuss the real cost of toxic employees.
Toxic employees don’t care about a company’s goals, nor do they care about building relationships with co-workers.
To further my understanding of the impact of toxic employees, I visited with Candida Seasock, founder of CTS & Associates.
According to Candida, companies make the mistake of hiring potentially toxic employees by not focusing on hiring to fit corporate culture.
The Harvard study found evidence that toxic employees are more productive than the average worker.
Take the case of a Pennsylvania metal shop that had a highly productive, but toxic worker. »