How Bad Hires Hurt Your Organization

How Bad Hires Hurt Your Organization

How Bad Hires Hurt Your OrganizationHow Bad Hires Hurt Your Organization

Most firms have to deal with bad hires, which can hurt productivity and morale, and can result in a five-figure loss. So it’s vital to conduct background checks.

Poor DecisionPoor Decision

75% of the hiring managers and HR professionals surveyed said their organization has made a bad hire.

Bogus ClaimsBogus Claims

37% said their company hired a candidate who lied about his or her qualifications.

Missing MeasureMissing Measure

28% of the respondents said their company does not conduct background checks of new hires.

Expensive MistakeExpensive Mistake

The average cost of a single bad hire is $17,000.

Negative Traits, Part INegative Traits, Part I

58% of the respondents said employees who don’t produce the proper quality of work make bad hires, while 52% cited workers who have poor attitudes.

Negative Traits, Part IINegative Traits, Part II

51% said employees who can’t work well with co-workers make bad hires, and 49% cited candidates whose skills don’t live up to their claims during the hiring process.

Workflow StoppageWorkflow Stoppage

36% of the hiring managers and HR professionals surveyed said it’s very common for bad hires to bring down office productivity.

Bad KarmaBad Karma

31% said these hires will often lower morale in the company.

An An “Oh no!” Moment

20% of respondents said they know within the first week of hiring a candidate whether they made a mistake, and 53% said they know within the first three weeks.

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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