There are so many competing factors in any recruitment effort — work piling up, time pressure, and financial realities. Yet the cost to an organization of a bad hiring choice can be dramatic. It goes far beyond the money and time wasted in making a mistake. The negative impact on the entire organization can be long lasting.
His key recommendations include:
- Look within for hiring possibilities, but also use personal contacts for external recommendations.
- Look for pioneers in other industries who might be able to transfer their valuable skills to a new field.
- Don’t settle! “Available” shouldn’t be the most important hiring requirement.
- Chemistry is key. How will this candidate fit with the team? Is there a personality and style match?
- Remember that the candidate is also interviewing your organization. Put your best foot forward.