6 Tips to Avoid a Bad Hire

We’ve all been there. The new hire who seemed great but ended up being a complete disaster. Now you’re faced with beginning the whole hiring process over again. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to avoid a bad hire. Let’s take a look at 6 tip that will ensure your next employee is a keeper.

Hire in Haste, Repent at Leisure

It’s understandable that you want to fill an open position quickly in order to redistribute the workload and take stress off of your current team in order to prevent burnout. However, hiring a candidate who is not a good fit will end up costing you both time and money in the long run. Do not settle for the best of the worst. Take your time until you have found a highly qualified candidate who fits in well with your company’s values and goals.

Understand the ‘Ideal’ Candidate for Your Company

Before you begin the hiring process, it is important to understand who your ideal candidate is. Think about the duties of the position and the qualities your new hire must possess in order to succeed as well as mesh well with the rest of the team.

There is More to a Candidate Than their Resume

Just because a potential hire looks good on paper, does not mean they will work out with your company. You need to find other means such as an interview, video chat, or even checking references to get to know more about your candidate.

Check, Check, Check References

You may see checking references as pointless. Obviously, a candidate is only going to put down people who will say good things about their work ethic and character. Speaking with references can give you more insight into their personality and how a candidate works.

Thoroughly Prepare for the Interview

Just as a candidate will prepare for interviews, you as the employer must prepare as well in order for the interview to be useful. Go beyond the basic questions. You will only get canned answers anyway. Ask questions which require the candidate to tell you more about how they handle professional situations. Pitch hypothetical scenarios to the candidate and ask how they would respond to the situation.

Understand How to Find the Best Talent

Lastly, but most importantly, you need to know where to go to find the best candidates. You could be missing out on great hires if you are looking in all the wrong places. Partnering with a staffing agency is a great way to find highly qualified, vetted candidates without the hassle.


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