The Top Ten Hiring Mistakes for Big Business
Avoiding the following mistakes is absolutely no guarantee that you will have a lower turnover rate in your company but at least you will know that you are doing all that you can to ensure that people are being chosen for the right reasons and not the wrong reasons.
This means that you can miss out on some great candidates because you have decided that they don’t fit into your company. They may legitimately be wrong for you or you could have some underlying bias that makes you not look at candidates objectively. Make sure you know the difference.
It can be a huge hiring mistake to overlook potentially fantastic and loyal employees who don’t fit into the mold of how you want your company to look to the outside world.
What you don’t want to do, however, is to focus solely on productivity and goal orientation. Some people are great at making other people feel good at work. People who feel good work harder. Some people are good at getting people to reach a consensus. This is hard to measure but equally important to getting the job done. The ability to generate money for your company is not enough of a reason to hire someone.