The important thing is to learn to fail fast. If you make a mistake in hiring, identify it and fix it, which doesn't always entail terminating the person. If you've decided you made a hiring error ask yourself, what's the problem? Is it a cultural misfit? If that's the case, then, yes, you probably want to get rid of that person. However, if it's a skills issue, consider whether there may be another place in your organization where that person can excel? You've already put the time, resources and effort into hiring this person, so don't let it go to waste.
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