Bad Hires Be Gone! How to eliminate hiring mismatches and mistakes

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Bad Hires Be Gone! How to eliminate hiring mismatches and mistakes

According to a CareerBuilder survey of 6,000 hiring professionals, nearly seven in 10 businesses are affected by bad hires.

In the survey, respondents said the negative effects of bad hires impact every area of the business, resulting in lost sales, customer satisfaction problems, poor company morale and legal issues. Nearly one in four said a bad hire cost them more than $50,000.


CareerBuilder Survey – CareerBuilder, 2015: Jennifer Grasz

A prescription for hiring success

So, where to you begin? Here are a few best practices you should follow as part of your new hire workflow.

  • Create a future-thinking job description. Create a job description that is thorough and detailed with clear-cut guidelines for what’s expected. Make sure the job description is forward-thinking: Where will this employee fit in the years to come?
  • Identify the best recruiting spots. Job boards and classified ads no longer work. According to Inc. Magazine, 92 percent of businesses now use social media as a recruitment tool.
  • Employ pre-hire assessments. Nothing will help you determine if the candidate is a good fit like a pre-hire assessment. WebAssess uses a process that was designed, from the ground up, to be built for business.
  • Review resumes. Sure, resumes can provide basic biographical information and provide company information to verify employment, but don’t expect them to provide predictions of future success. Use an assessment process.

The value of prehire assessments

More than ever, companies are increasingly relying on new technology and pre-hire assessments to make educated hiring decisions. WebAssess, for example uses an industry-leading 3-step process to quickly and confidently identify the right candidate:

  • Skills and ability tests will identify what a candidate knows and can do.
  • Personality instruments determine if the candidate will be a good fit.
  • Structured interview tools make it easy for you to conduct your final screening with questions proven to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the candidate.


To find out more about pre-hire assessments, and if you would like to see for yourself, try WebAssess for free when you visit

About the Author

Denise Leaser is the president of GreatBizTools, author of WebAssess, the #1 on-demand pre-hire assessment tool for enterprises, small businesses and startups. Denise is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and has been a practicing professional in the HR community for more than 25 years. You can reach Denise on LinkedIn or Twitter @deniseleaser

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