The hiring process can be difficult and time consuming. Finding and screening the right candidates takes a lot of effort. It’s frustrating when candidates seem great over the phone and then come in and are like a different person or when candidates are nice and charismatic, but don’t ace the test project.
When you’re hiring, it’s good to look out for red flags like lateness, negativity, overconfidence, and lack of interest. These should help you weed out bad candidates. However, sometimes these candidates slip through the cracks.
Bad candidates ruin morale and affect the bottom line. According to a CareerBuilder survey, 42% of companies said that a bad hire had cost them at least $25,000 in the past year. 25% of companies said a bad hire had cost them at least $50,000.
If a hire fails to adapt and is causing other’s extreme frustration, it may be time to let them go. To remind you of the signs of a bad hire, GetVoIP created this infographic.