Hiring a new employee can be an energy-sapping, time-consuming, attention-stealing process. It can be even worse when you realise you chose the wrong person for the job.

Almost every employer, at one time or another, has experienced the effects of recruiting someone totally inappropriate. And to make matters worse, it isn’t just money that goes to waste with a bad hire. You can also end up paying far bigger costs that can really set your business back in many other ways.

Let us explain…

Everyone in the team will suffer

Poor hires can affect the entire team – particularly in situations where people are expected to work closely. After all, it only takes one person to not be working efficiently for it to cause havoc. Soon, hard-working employees will be forced to take on extra tasks to compensate.

In turn, this will lower morale, increase stress and create a dangerous feeling of displacement and irritability within the team. At worst, you may lose key employees as a result.

Word travels…

If you continue to get the recruitment process wrong but refuse to adjust it, you’ll find it impossible to break the cycle.

This will lead to unwanted high turnover statistics for the business – which in turn will prevent capable candidates from applying for any roles you might advertise.

Word travels in recruitment. If you’re repeatedly bringing aboard bad hires, then it won’t be long before you’re known as that company who just doesn’t know how to attract the best people.

And that can cause all kinds of problems in the long run as far as your reputation is concerned…

Hours and hours of wasted time….

After narrowing down candidates to a chosen few, interviewing the top performers, making a final decision, and agreeing on a salary and extras, you then need to dedicate time to training this new recruit.

If things don’t work out, you’ll find yourself going through the whole process again in a matter of weeks.

Just think – this time could have been better spent on finding new ways to improve the business or rewarding current staff for great performance. Instead, you’re left interviewing again and again – just because you made a bad decision first time.

Prevention is the greatest cure…

Having an excellent recruitment strategy in place is the most effective solution for keeping troublesome staff far away from your business and ensuring you only recruit the best.

ON:iT can help you devise and implement the kind of recruitment plan that guarantees success – attracting exciting professionals and filtering out those who don’t fit in with the culture of your company.

Get in touch with our team today on 0161 416 6000 and build a recruitment strategy that lets you get your hiring right, first time.