5HIRING:The Fitness Test

“He had all the right skills and experience, but he just didn’t work out.”

Tired of spending big bucks on recruiting firms? Tired of starting the recruiting process all over again when your superstars fail to shine? Need to hire a team fast for the new business you are launching? Hiring mistakes are costly. Studies by a human resources consulting company found that every hire costs a company up to five times the person’s salary when you add in benefits, training, and other soft costs. Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh says, “If you add up all the bad decisions of the bad hires made … in the course of Zappos’s history, it’s probably cost us over 100 million.”

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