Difficult employees, we’ve all had to deal with them in our lives. And for many of us, we’ve had the unenviable task of managing a few of them as well. Sometimes our efforts paid off while other times it didn’t. What was it that you did to manage the situation that worked for one employee, but not another?

This article outlines how different types of difficult people require different methods of management. One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to managing terrible employees. And one type in particular, needs to be managed out of your company quickly. The toxic bully can become a virus and have a severe long-term impact on your team. Management isn’t going to fix the bully.

Read how to identify and manage the 5 other difficult types of employees – the Egomaniac, the Two-Faced, the Invisible Man, the Distractor,  and the Burnout.  Would you add any types to the list? I personally would add the Victim, this is the person where everything bad happens to them, nothing right. People are always not supporting them. They never take accountability for anything.