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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 […]

The Cost of Hiring the Wrong Employee

A hire who is not aligned with an organization’s value system, vision, work culture, role requirement or competence requirement can contribute to the failure of the organization, demonstrated both visually and internally, such as wasted time, effort, energy, resources and the opportunity lost for a possible good hire. The cost of hiring the wrong employee […]

Preventing Fraudulent Hires: Poor Decisions Can Be Costly

With the National Retail Federation predicting that retailers could hire up to 590,000 seasonable workers this year, hiring managers are feeling pressured to fill jobs fast, utilizing the bare minimum hiring requirements. But such a quick hire could result in employing an unengaged employee who could have a negative impact on the business. Some best […]

Anatomy (and Costs) of a Bad Hire

A recent CareerBuilder survey has revealed that companies lost an average of $14,900 per bad hire made in 2017. Thirty-five percent of the respondents claimed that the number one reason for making a bad hire was that the candidate didnt have all the needed skills for the position. Other factors include a candidate lying about […]


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