No business owner wants to hire the wrong person for the job. Deciding on a recruiting method, whether it be internal recruiting or seeking an external search firm, can be daunting with the amount of choices available. In the end, hiring the wrong person can cost a company thousands of dollars in wages and training time.
“80% of employee turnover is due to bad hiring decisions.” – The Harvard Business Review
What is the general culprit for poor hiring decisions? Recent studies have found, besides poor job performance, the culprit in poor hiring lies in a poor skills match- or a disparity in the candidates’ skills compared to the job description. The job description is a critical document that needs to formally detail responsibilities, skills, and competencies a hiring manager seeks.