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The True Cost of a Bad Hire and How to Avoid Them

A few of the negative effects of a bad hire include low morale, decreased output, and increased turnover. Financially, there is the cost to source, onboard, and train the bad hire and his or her replacement, totaling as much as $240,000. Companies should also consider the productivity lost, the damage to team synergies, and the […]

Avoiding a Bad Hire – Why Should You Care?

This whitepaper from Sterling explores the risks associated with poor hiring decisions and the steps you can take to avoid the dreaded bad hire.

In today’s tough hiring market, more so than ever, the feeling of winning a candidate for a hiring manager can be amazing. But, understanding how a bad hire can jeopardize your […]

What Does a Background Check Do

Conducting a proper background check can help determine whether a candidate is qualified for a position, protect a company’s reputation and organizational assets, safeguard against negligent hiring claims, ensure the safety of other employees and avoid employee theft. A background check can be conducted through the internet, but this method can turn up incomplete or […]

The Hidden Costs of an Inadequate Background Check

Employers should remember two key factors when preparing to make a new hire: 1. There’s more to a candidate’s background than just surface information and 2. There is no “one-size-fits-all” solution to screening candidates across various industries. Not taking the time to put an effective, thorough background checking procedure in place could lead to more […]

The Cost of a Bad Hire Can Be Surprisingly High

Businesses lose a significant amount of time, money, and effort by recruiting, hiring, and training the wrong person. These individuals can cause significant problems within the workplace, so it’s important hiring managers put in the time and effort to ensure they have the best pool of available applicants for job openings. According to Robert Half […]

The Hidden Costs of a Bad Hire

In February, the United States economy added 379,000 jobs. The unemployment rate, however, remained at its lowest level since the start of the COVID-19 crisis last March, but well above the 50-year low of 3.5 percent reached a year ago, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Job hiring is expected to continue, so it’s […]

The Cost of Hiring the Wrong Employee

Hiring decisions have a huge impact on the company’s performance and a candidate who is not lined up with the organization’s value system, vision, work culture, role requirement or competence requirement can contribute to the failure of the organization. The negative impacts of a bad hire include wastage of time, effort, energy, resources, and the […]

Bad Hiring Costs – By the Numbers

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the cost of a bad hire can reach up to 30 percent of the employee’s first-year earnings and CareerBuilder says that 74 percent of companies who made a poor hire lost an average of $14,900 per poor hire. Apart from the monetary repercussions, companies also face loss related […]

5 Common Bad Hires and How to Prevent Them

It happens to many recruiters and hiring managers: The person that was hired is not the same person that was interviewed. Five types of bad hires are identified here, along with how to avoid them: The bad attitude: Rosemary Haefner of CareerBuilder says to beware of candidates who are confrontational or negative from the get-go; […]

The Cost of a Bad Hire and How to Avoid It

According to a survey conducted by Career Builder in Canada, a bad hire has the potential of wasting 27 weeks of an organization’s time, including an average of 7 weeks to put a replacement in place. Some costs associated with a bad hire include: the recruiting process, interviews, onboarding, training, and the impact on current […]


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