Michael View

More about Hiring, Firing and Litigation

20 November 2009

Three more bad hiring decisions:

1. Being Lazy

Employers who are lazy hire the first person who looks ‘almost‘ suitable. If you don‘t want to do the job properly, then hire someone to do it for you.  Recruiters and search firms do this for a living.

2. Allowing Emotions to Influence Decisions

We buy a car by first choosing the car we want from an emotional viewpoint and then searching for logical reasons to justify the decision.

Some people hire the same way.  They make their decision within the first few minutes and then they spend the next half hour justifying the decision.

We all know that ‘emotion sells and logic tells‘. Don‘t let emotion into your interviews. Guard against it by having someone else involved in the employment process.

3. Failure to Recognise and Fix Bad Hiring Decisions

Many businesses know when they have made a bad hiring decision but don‘t do anything about it.

The ‘wrong‘ employee must be dismissed as soon as possible. Do it quickly and try to help the person by offering assistance ‘" but act before it is too late.

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