Tales From The Front: How Not To Hire The Wrong Person

Tales From The Front: How Not To Hire The Wrong Person

David I Gensler, MSPA, MAAA, EA

With the national unemployment rate at 4.8%, the country is essentially at full employment. This of course means that hiring the right person is harder than ever. So we do our due diligence, reviewing the candidate’s resume, doing background checks, checking references where we can. Have you ever considered however, the cost to your organization and to the firm’s other employees, of hiring the wrong person?

What to Look Out For

So what are the red flags that should pop up when interviewing prospective candidates? While the following list is certainly not meant to be all inclusive, here, from a recent poll are the top five red flags that emerged from the interview process when it comes to hiring people:

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