Answered by Shara, Hiring Expert at ManpowerGroup, on Friday, May 27, 2016
Great question, especially when the situation can be sticky! The fact that you are looking out for your organization is a sign of a true leader, so I will start with that. What I would do, is approach the person first. Everything is in your delivery in this situation. I would talk to the person, explain that your concern is coming from a good place, and that you want to educate them on the right way to do the task. The person you are talking to may become defensive, so again, how you approach the person is key in this situation. State that you want to help them and have their best interest and the companies at heart. If there reaction is not professional, I would then go to a superior. If they are open with you and appreciate your advice and education on what it is that they are doing wrong, then all in all it is a win situation! Good luck!