When hiring managers set out to fill a vacancy, they’re often thinking of all the characteristics they’d like to identify in a new hire: hard-working, intelligent, capable of productive collaboration with other employees and so on.
However, in their search for the right candidate, companies also have to actively avoid choosing the wrong candidate. Doing so can have a serious negative impact on employee morale, productivity and many other aspects of the business.
Still, as harmful as bad hires can be, they’re unavoidable. Even the most effective hiring processes will occasionally fail to identify potential issues with a candidate that will manifest themselves later, because like most things that involve predicting the future, no system is perfect.
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