Hiring Success

Stop hiring the wrong people

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There is no better determinant of a company’s overall hiring success than quality because it speaks to the relative productivity / output of each hire made. The problem resides in the fact that many companies measure quality through annual reviews – which is too late in the game and doesn’t speak directly to the recruiting function itself. Hiring fit naturally reflects the hiring manager’s assessment of a new hire’s aptitude, attitude, and potential immediately after their ramp-up period, as well as the new hire’s assessment of new job responsibilities, management, and company culture. Filtering on factors that don’t predict performance, fit or satisfaction -like screening for skills, experiences, and competencies- are the cause of turnover and low engagement. Fixing problems after the fact seems short-sighted, especially when there are solutions to eliminate the problem at its root cause.

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Lou Adler