John’s resume looked fabulous, showing tremendous talent and advancement. His qualifications were beyond question and he built immediate rapport with everyone in the interview process. Every one of his references checked out.
Six months later, you were wondering why you hired this clown.
Today’s hiring professionals seem to prefer recruiting candidates from the ranks of the employed. It is a logical approach assuming others have recognized their talent and retained them while untalented people were sent to the unemployment line by their frustrated past employer.
The reality being overlooked in this scenario is that most employers fail to deal effectively with under performers.
The secret in effective recruiting today is to understand the twelve mistakes commonly made by hiring professionals and recruitment teams. How do you avoid making the same errors? The payoff of avoiding these errors is the ability to shift the time currently spent on recruiting toward other aspects of running the business or developing other facets of human resources.