Cost of a Bad Hire
3/15/2016 by julie
Can your organization survive making bad hires? The Harvard Business Review points out that as much as 80% of employee turnover is due to bad hiring decisions. According to a study by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), it could cost up to five times a bad hire’s annual salary. Other experts will say the cost of replacing an employee, even if you let that person go within 6 months, will cost you two and one-half times the person’s salary.
Surveys on the 'cost of a bad hire' state the top factor leading to a failed hire, aside from performance issues, is a poor skills match. The second most common reason was unclear performance objectives.
So how do you avoid falling in this trap??? Hire an executive firm, like B&B, that invests time to learn your business model, culture, and partners with you to develop the right job description (with short and long-term initiatives) and a candidate profile.
Further, the Brandon Hall Group suggests the following steps an organization can take to minimize bad hires:
- Organizations that lack a standard interview process are five times as likely to make a bad hire
- Organizations that invest in a strong candidate experience improve their quality of hires by 70%
- Organizations that invest in employer branding are three times more likely to make a quality hire
How can we help you avoid a bad hire? Contact us to learn more about our approach to recruiting.