How to avoid bad Employees
How to avoid bad Employees
When you need a contractor, you have to make sure that you are picking the right one. You have to make sure that you are not picking a
bad’ contractor. If you make this mistake, you may have many problems getting the desired work from the contractor. Here are some suggestions to keep you away from these ‘bad’ contractors.
Check the license/test
Whenever hiring a contractor for any technical work, check the license before going any further. When you work with licensed contractors, you will not have any issues. You will enjoy the highest standards of work ethic along with excellent quality of services.
If you are hiring a contractor from an industry that does not issue licenses, such as ghost writers, you have to make sure that you are checking for some kind of credentials on their website or portfolio. Usually, good contractors will have taken up some reputed tests to prove his skills in the related field. You can check the authenticity of these tests to know if you are talking to the right contractor.
Do not select the contractors with the lowest bid
This may sound stupid since you will be saving money by signing the contractor with the lowest bid, you still have to be careful and understand the contracting market. Usually, the contractors with least experience and understanding of work scope will bid incredibly low to get the contract. Such contractors lack competency. They will never get the work done the way you expected.
Even if you are hiring a contractor from building industry, getting a contractor with far lower bid may end up in poor construction materials. Such contractors will only be able to make profits if they use shoddy materials.
Do not hire anyone without references
Contractors with no references are ‘bad’ contractors. Look only for the contractors with some references of actual work. You should also avoid singing contract with contractors having questionable references.
Contractors avoiding contracts
Many contractors will avoid contractors since they do not want to engage themselves in a legal liability for the work. They offer extremely low rates and would want you to avoid a written contract. Remember, a written contract is an important part of getting the work done. Without a written contract, you will have millions of problems when things go wrong.
Contractor requiring huge upfront payments
If you want to be a good client, pay 33% in advance after signing the contract. Any contractor who demands upfront payments exceeding 33% is a ‘bad’ contractor. You may find it tempting to sign contract despite high upfront payment but never go for it. The contractors asking for such high upfront payments will usually give bad results with their work.
Contractor who delays work often
You should read some testimonials and feedbacks on contractor profile. This will help you to know the work history. A bad contractor will have many contractors ending because of delay in work. Remember, contractors not taking deadlines seriously are worst kind of contractors. Unnecessary delay can cause huge problems especially when you are on a schedule to reach certain goals.
Lack of communication
If you are signing a contractor for online work, you have to make sure that the contractor ensures responsible communication and availability. Some contractors do not communicate during the contract and to make the things worst, they will often delay your projects. This can cause many problems. If you do not want to be a victim, do not sign a contractor who lacks communication skills. You will know about it during the interview phase most of the times.