It’s rare that bad hires are accidental. Typically, you can look back and see where you went wrong or find the reasons behind why the candidate wasn’t the right one for the job. In order to avoid such issues, it’s important to maintain a strict hiring methodology that you stick to throughout the process.

We stress this importance because we recognize that certain candidates can sometimes cause you to stretch and/or mold your process based on a number of factors. This is why it’s extremely vital to try and dodge such situations and adhere to your process as much as possible.

In doing so, this can help prevent three of the most common pitfalls in hiring:
1. The “siren” effect: Don’t fall for their song and dance. Make sure your judgements aren’t influenced solely on the fact that you’ve become so captivated by a particular aspect of the candidate, such as their looks, credentials, or interests.
2. The “doppelganger” effect: Try to keep away from the desire to hire someone with skills and attributes that mirror the previous employee or if they remind you of a top performer you once had – you may be blindsided and fail to notice that they don’t quality for the job.
3. The “buddy-buddy” effect: You’re not trying to find your next BFF. Just because the candidate watches the same TV shows as you or roots for the same team, doesn’t mean they’re going to be a good fit for the job.

In order to help overcome these bumps, we implement a three prong hiring process that allows us to uncover the perfect candidate for the job:
Can do, Will do, Will fit. — (Read More Here)

Mauro Scappa

About Mauro Scappa

Mauro joined us in 2004 bringing with him over six years of creative staffing, recruitment and account management experience – as well as an impressive network of contacts. A former freelance designer and developer himself, he has seen both sides of the coin, instilling him with an equal understanding and…
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