Nearly a third (28%) of job candidates say they have accepted a job offer then backed out, according to a new Robert Half survey. Their reasons? Nearly half (44%) said they received a better job offer, 27% said they got a viable counter-offer from their current employer, and 19% said they heard negative things about the hiring company (19%). The highest rates of back-outs occurred in San Diego, San Francisco, Chicago, Houston, Austin, and Miami. To avoid this problem, make sure the recruiting process sends the right and most accurate cultural message and an honest assessment of what the organization is like. Resist painting an overly rosy picture that candidates and new hires will eventually discover is untrue. Read the full article.