This is going to be a self-promoting tip, but I believe a valuable one nonetheless.
Many of us are experiencing a revolving door when it comes to hiring new people. We read through the résumés, we conduct what we consider are reasonably thorough interviews and we may even check some references.
Then we hire Sally or Fred.
Sally quits in a few weeks and we have to let Fred go because he’s just not cutting it.
Both Sally and Fred seemed pretty good back when we were reading over their résumés and interviewing them. Now they don’t quite seem like the people we interviewed.
For some of us, it happens a lot.
I have written and recorded in podcast form over 100 Hiring Tips. The vast majority of these tips focus on ways you can penetrate the “canned” or practiced responses and the polished résumé.
I spent this much time writing and recording these tips because of our company’s basic premise:
The more you know about someone BEFORE you hire them, the better your hiring decision will be.
So, with that in mind, here comes the self-promotion.
If you are not using our testing service, you really need to. If you were using it in the past and haven’t for your last few hires, by all means use us.
How much does it cost you to hire and train someone only to find yourself doing that a second and a third time for the very same position?
How much does that cost?
You’ve got the cost of the time spent hiring Person A.
You’ve got the cost of the time spent training Person A.
You’ve got the cost of the time spent grooving Person A into your workplace.
And here comes two hidden costs:
The cost of whatever Person A did that adversely affected your customers and prospective customers.
And the cost of whatever Person A did that lowered the production of those around Person A.
There are many costs to hiring someone who is gone in a month or so.
When you really look at the costs involved in not hiring the right people, well, frankly our service is dirt cheap compared to that.
We can and will help you hire better staff.
If you haven’t used our testing service yet, go to WhyTesting.com. There’s a short video there explaining our testing service and a link to take a free test. We want you to see how accurate the test is and, with it being your test, well, you’ll know.
If you have used us in the past, give us a call at 888-600-6095 and we’ll make sure your customized link is dusted off and working.
We want you bringing better and better people on board. We know what that can do for you.
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