- My biases made me hire: There are unconscious and conscious biases that managers have.
- Self-mirroring mirage: Self-mirroring behavior is a tragic hiring mistake.
- Rushing to fill the slot: This is the most costly and easily avoidable mistake.
- Poor at interviewing, poor at hiring: Individuals charged with hiring must be trained.
- Flawed interviewing processes: There is no excuse for not being prepared.
- The favorite son (or daughter, or nephew): Ideally the family member has worked somewhere else first.
- Groupthink: This can be evident in a company culture that is reticent to conflict with management.
- Rite of passage promotions: Proficiency in one position doesn't guarantee proficiency in another.
- Weak candidate pool: With today's technology, there is no excuse not to develop ongoing and strong pools of candidates.
- Getting romanced or sold: Some candidates are masters at this. Use objective tools not just subjective “gut” feelings.
Source: The Hiring Compass: How to Navigate the Talent Pool Paradox and Avoid Hiring Shipwrecks - www.thehiringcompass.com
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