A Bad Hire Hurts Your Company in More Ways Than One

In a competitive talent market, recruiters often have to make rushed decisions. These can lead to the wrong person getting a job — which can be costly mistakes for your business.

In fact, CareerBuilder found that companies lost an average of $14,900 on every bad hire!

Recruiters are the first line of defense for avoiding bad hires. They have a lot at stake every time they fill an open position because a bad hire can hurt a business in a number of ways.

Consider these statistics from a CareerBuilder survey:

  • 53% of bad hires brought a negative attitude to the workplace.

  • 37% of businesses report a decrease in productivity due to a bad hire.

  • Companies lost an average of $14,900 on every bad hire.

As you can see, hiring the wrong person can be extremely detrimental to your organization. For this reason, it’s important that you recognize and correct any errors or bad habits that currently impede your hiring process.

Reach out to Alternative HR!

No matter how successful your recruiting efforts are, there is always room for improvement. Just like any other profession, recruiters are human, and thus subject to making mistakes and developing bad habits.

So, before you jump into your next candidate search, take a step back, analyze your recruiting strategy and give Alternative HR a call!

We will help you determine areas you can improve and hiring mistakes you can correct. Make the necessary changes, and your next hiring process will be more efficient and successful than your last.

Contact us today at 605.335.8198!


Recruiting keeps getting more complicated, and gaining visibility and traction relative to other job posts is extremely difficult.

This session will focus in on some of the tips we’ve found that can help you be more successful in your recruiting. We’ll look at the importance of language and key words, and at the increasing requirements to post pay information. We’ll also focus on the importance of bring a marketing mindset to your recruiting in order to be more successful.  

DATE: Thursday, September 14, 2023

TIME: 12:00 p. m. - 1:00 p. m. (CST)


COST: $155

All attendees of the webinar will each receive a certificate for a FREE, 30-day Job Post + Social Media promotion for a single position!

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