Ponder for a moment the last person you hired. After you selected them, did they work out as intended? Or did
they turn into somebody totally unlike what you thought when you interviewed them?
The most important aspect of any business is recruiting, selecting, and retaining top people. Research shows those
organizations that spend more time recruiting high-caliber people earn 22% higher return to shareholders
than their industry peers.
However, most employers do a miserable job selecting people. Many companies rely on outdated and ineffective
interviewing and hiring techniques. This critical responsibility sometimes gets the least emphasis.
Hiring and interviewing is both art and science. Refusing to improve this vital process will almost always
guarantee you will be spending money and time hiring the wrong people.
Here are several reasons why traditional techniques are inadequate: