“I should have known before I made that hire – it was not going to be a good fit, but I took the chance …”
For the number of times we have heard this from a CEO, HR Manager, Dept. Manager, Foreman – you name it – we should have asked for a dollar as we would be rich!
Hiring by the gut – make a less than fully informed selection – unfortunately continues to be prevalent in companies and they have been burned. There is not debating that the right hiring decision must be based on skills, experience, background and as well as fit to the job, required skills and company – and this is where things fail as in many cases, this full-cycle isn’t completed.