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Use a specialist recruiter to avoid poor recruitment decisions

27/03/15 - 15:03


According to research from recruitment firm Robert Half UK, 1 in 10 new recruits are considered as a ‘poor hiring decision’.


The report by the recruiter was entitled ‘Management Insights: How to avoid common hiring mistakes’. The research also found that 70% of HR directors admitted to hiring a new start that didn’t meet expectations.

52% of the HR directors surveyed said that loss of productivity was the biggest problem associated with making the wrong recruitment decision.


Around 30% said that a poor hire decision reduced staff morale while one in five HR directors said that it resulted in substantial financial costs –such as salary, training and productivity.


Phil Sheridan, UK Managing Director at Robert Half commented: “In today’s business environment, competition for top talent is high and the job market is changing at a rapid pace.  It is therefore essential that every employee demonstrates measurable results towards a company’s growth and strategic goals.

“To minimise the risk of a bad hire, employers need to continuously evolve their recruiting processes, ensuring they have the right people and practices in place to identify and secure the most sought after candidates. Businesses should also ensure they work closely with the HR department and a specialised recruiter to establish a robust recruitment strategy.”

Using a specialist recruiter can eliminate these poor hiring decisions. At Cathcart Associates we are dedicated to sourcing IT specialists and have an ever growing database of over 55,000 specialised IT candidates.


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