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Why would a company fire the vast majority of its new hires?

Since May 2011 a small advertising firm of about 12 people has hired 3 Account Managers 1 Junior Account Manager 1 Data Analyst 1 Account Director And they have only kept 1 Account Manager. The rest were fired in the probationary period for not being the right "fit" or for being too "nervous". Most of these people were competent and were successful at previous positions and subsequent positions and their business development team was separate. It is just personal, a matter of fitting into the company culture?. I was one of the account managers and I would like to know how to avoid this mistake in the future.

Asked By: Cybele - 4/23/2013
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Depending on the company and the business it is common for a large number of new hires to be let go during the probationary period. Sales is notorious for weeding out its sales hires quickly. Even though an employee is meeting their goals and competent in their duties, some management also looks beyond just doing the... More
Answered By: PracticaL Mentor - 4/23/2013
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Pretty shocking. That represents everything that's wrong with the working culture. Businesses have little regard that they are playing poker with peoples lives. they can be ruthlessly flippant, and have little care or concern for the majority of people industry uses, then disposes just to perpetuate itself. It's... More
Answered By: PlanB - 4/23/2013
 
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