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Common Hiring Mistakes You Should Avoid

When they say recruitment is difficult, they are not joking. It is one of the most difficult tasks in a business because it does not only ensure the present, but it also ensures the future of the business. Recruitment deals with people, and it because it is not precise, you are bound to make mistakes. But the thing is, mistakes in recruitment can be quite costly and if you don’t know how to do it properly, you are bound to cost thousands to your business.

 Here are some common hiring mistakes you can avoid.

  •  Do not Judge Based on Physical Appearance

 This is one of the major mistakes by recruiters. It is easy for them to be swayed because of the personal appearance of the applicant. Therefore, they apply stricter filtering on those who did not pass their personal taste. This is not only distasteful and unethical, but also problematic in the long run because you won’t be able to assess skills and intelligence by appearance alone.

  •  Focusing on Small Details

 Some recruiters like to ask some weird questions involving choices as if there is a correct answer. For example, if asked what is their favorite animal, if an applicant chose lion, for them it is a sign of aggression but for the applicant, it’s not. These questions unfairly filter applicants making them lose to their other applicants when it shouldn’t be the case. Therefore, you should stop asking personality questions and making your decision based on that.

  •  Sacrificing Culture Fit

 This is a major mistake of some companies who want to hire a specific person even though they know that they won’t survive the culture of the company. It will then result to clash and other issues in the workplace that only leads to negativity in the workplace. Remember that it is more important to preserve the values and culture of the company rather than compromise it just to get one person’s service.

  •  Overselling the Company

 Normally, companies will promote their hiring through different statements. It is okay if all of them are true. But if now, it is better to stick with the real situation.