Friday, May 13, 2022

It's not just a talent shortage - employers admit they're hiring the wrong people - Owen Hughes, Wired

The rush to recruit is leading to sloppy hiring decisions, with nearly half of business leaders making bad hires in the past year. The worsening skills shortage is triggering poor hiring decisions by employers, with nearly half of business leaders saying they have made a bad hire in the past 12 months. Research by recruitment specialist Robert Half found that 61% of employers have settled for a candidate that did not sufficiently match the job role, ultimately hindering growth and incurring additional costs to businesses. Meanwhile, more than half (53%) of business leaders feel pressure to pay new hires more than current employees, adding to the burden of making a bad hire.