Ryan H, CEO at Hootesuite, talks about the high cost of a bad hire. The U.S Department of Labor estimates the average cost of a bad hiring decision can equal 30% of the individuals 1st year potential earnings. – U.S Department of Labor.
Ryan H, gives a few preventive techniques before hiring:
1. Over prepare: prepare with questions on the candidates specific field. With an expert that can pinpoint those details. Over prepare for the interview, study what he/she knows.
2. The secretary test: great collaborators don’t pull rank. Gain insight on the candidate, twitter feed, people skills etc.
“A few years ago a promising candidate for a job at our company tweeted this from his personal Twitter account: “going to a phone interview with @hootsuite and I am drunk after a few hours in the #congress2012 beer tent.” We found it and needless to say, he was not hired.” – Ryan H.
3. Hide an unexpected question in the fine point. This can prove attention to detail. Needless to say the candidate must find the simple question. If the candidate isn’t aware, then he/she definitely will not be hired, says Ryan H.