Truth 26. Avoid the ten potential "placement pitfalls"

You may be tempted to take a few staffing "shortcuts" when it comes to external hiring or the reassignment of incumbents. The problem is that haste will likely cause more troubles in the long run.

In this regard, you must be cognizant of and avoid the following precarious mindsets or practices:

  • You think a Band-Aid will stop the bleeding— While the short-term needs of any business can be pressing, try not to act in a "quick fix" manner that detracts from the organization’s long-term horizon, particularly if there is a high probability of negative impact to an otherwise healthy workplace climate.
  • You believe everything on the candidate’s resume— It has been estimated that up to 40 percent ...

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