bad hires

Top Reasons Employees Quit Their Jobs

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - By: Greg Moran - Tags: | | | |
Stop Quitters in their Tracks Now that the economy is firming up, workers are feeling their oats and quitting their jobs again to find greener pastures. In fact, the Labor Department recently reported that the number of people who quit their jobs rose three percent between December 2014 (more…)

They Did What? Over-the-Top Employee Fraud Cases

Sure. We’ve all done it – slipped an office pile of Post-Its into our purse or grabbed a cool pen, but for most folks, that’s where lifting office supplies ends. But, that’s not the case with these bad hires., a network of news, opinion (more…)

Crossing the Digital Divide

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - By: Greg Moran - Tags: | | |
While technology can help HR teams to gain deeper insight into potential hires, how do you get people interested in using it in the first place? Whenever a new technology is introduced, a learning curve is present. So, how do companies tackle and overcome tech (more…)

Put On Your Hard Hat – It’s Time to Go Data Mining

Are you operating as efficiently as you could be when it comes to recruitment? If you answered, yes, you can stop reading. But the truth is – there’s always room for improvement. And tapping into big data may be a good place to begin. Big data (more…)

Avoiding Bad Hires

The Harvard Business Review points out that as much as 80 percent of employee turnover is due to bad hiring decisions. And, with the average cost of hiring a new employee now exceeding $3,479 according to a 2012 study by Bersin & Associates, a leading (more…)

Bad Hires Trickle Down

So, you’ve just learned that the person you thought was a great fit for that recent job opening in the accounting department hasn’t shown up for work – again. It’s time to take your medicine and admit to a bad hire and move on. But, (more…)

Bad Hiring Affects More Than Just Your Organization

While we all know that a bad hire can have negative consequences to a company, how often do we think about the person on the receiving end? Being fired or having to quit a job because it’s a poor fit leaves behind not only emotional, (more…)

5 Myths of Reference Checking

A study of 20,000 new hires revealed: 46% of all new hires fail 89% fail for attitudinal reasons 11% fail due to poor skills Reference checking is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to improve these statistics. However the common perception is that checking references is too (more…)

No Bad Hires

There is No Reason to Make Bad Hires With the hiring technology and knowledge available today, there is no reason for any company to make a bad hire. Ever. Think of your last bad hire. Did you know it before you made it? Most likely, down (more…)

Reference Checking Isn’t a Waste of Time, You’re Just Doing it Wrong

Phone based reference checking is an antiquated, cultural relic. It’s a throwback to a time when references answered their phones and gave candid insight on the potential of a candidate.   No more. The phone doesn’t get answered and, when it does, superficial information is provided.   Online reference (more…)