Avoiding a Poor Hiring Decision

A poor hiring decision could be costly. It is estimated that hiring the wrong person could cost your business up to 300% of an employee’s base salary. This estimated number is configured based on hiring and training costs, low employee morale and decreased productivity in the workplace. This hiring mistake could then negatively impact the client-customer relationship and create a loss in business. Essentially, a hiring decision can make (or break) a business.

At Cinq Recruitment, we want to ensure that you hire the right employee the first time around. In order to hire the correct person, we must first understand why mis-hires occur in the first place. With years of experience under our belt, we have found why this happens.

The most common hiring mistake is that the employer hires a person for their resume and not for who they are as a person. Sometimes a business is in such a hurry to fill an open position that they rush to hire someone without first seeing if they are a good fit for the company.

Another mistake is that the hiring manager hires someone based on the job description. This list of hard skills typically interpreted by the hiring manager in the hiring process. However, the list does not include necessary soft skills such as values, character, behavior and  other skills that lead to effective work performance.

Hiring managers must take the time to get to know the person they are interviewing for the position, and not focus too much on the hard skills and resume. If you make the mistake of hiring someone you don’t truly know, chances are you’re making the wrong decision. You don’t know if the person will deliver.

Hiring the right person requires a lot of work. That’s why at Cinq Recruitment, we take all of the hassle out of the hiring process. To avoid making a poor hiring decision and costing your business money, we will take the time to find the right job candidate before we send them to your hiring manager.

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