Swiping or Matching?

How do you meet your next employee… swipe or match?

Your department is way behind deadlines, and your staff is screaming for help. You absolutely have to get that new hire onboard, right away. You’re extremely busy, so you pull the standard job description, pulling any resume that remotely fits the bill. Since you’re in a time crunch, you scramble through the prospective candidates to arrive at a short list. You attempt to line up your people in your department for interviews, but everyone’s schedule is packed. You decide to just do a quick phone interview, but the only question you can think of is: “How quickly can you start?”

I don’t think I need to tell you what happens next, or how this new hire works out.

A bad hire is a big problem. According to Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, bad hires have cost his company well over $100 million. A standard industry estimate is that a bad hire can cost between $25K to $50K. That’s why Hsieh offers to pay new hires $2,000 to leave the company!

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