April 12, 2019
Nine Recruiting Red Flags
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Have you ever interviewed someone who was perfect on paper, sailed through the hiring process, and shortly it becomes apparent the new employee is just not working out?
The cost of a bad hire is more than
There are many signs when deciding if a candidate is a good or bad hire for your company. Here are a few red flags to watch for and avoid:
Job hopping from one company to another, gaps in employment, and misleading job descriptions are a few areas of caution.
Unless communicated to the interviewer an unavoidable situation has occurred, not arriving on time indicates negligent performance which will likely continue as an employee.
Interviewees who have not done research on the company, come without prepared
Only hearing “I” stories with little to no reference about others contributing to
Vice-versa, the overuse of “we” can be a red flag. The candidate may be incapable of expressing their particular contributions they have made and previous successes.
Candidates who talk or write a lot without actually saying anything. Look for hard examples of past employment performance.
Professionals generally have simple response why they have changed positions. Any lengthy response is typically a not so well-rehearsed justification.
If a prospective candidate is unable to express an example of
Texting, surfing, taking notes, answering a call or switching to silent after the interview has begun shows the candidate’s lack of preparation and respect.
Of course, each of these potential red flags should be weighed on a case by case basis but knowing what to watch for can help you weed out those candidates that are probably not worth pursuing any further so you can focus your time and efforts elsewhere.
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