How you hire makes a difference. A new survey, for instance, suggests that the negative impact of a bad hire was worse during the pandemic:
- 64% of senior managers say a bad hire had a more negative impact than usual during the pandemic.
- 76% say they had recruited the wrong candidate for a job; and this led to time wasted on hiring and training, decreased productivity, and increased stress.
- Survey respondents say it took up to 16 weeks to realize a hire was a poor match, dismiss that person, and hire someone new.
- Managers say that dealing with a bad hire creates a “ripple effect” throughout the organization and creates problems such as poor morale, errors/mistakes, and lower productivity.