If you have a position open and you’re having a hard time filling it, don’t compromise and hire a warm body. Certainly not to fill an open spot within a specific time frame so as to not risk losing your team’s headcount.
Alas, many warm-body hires do not last very long. So, until you have a candidate who fully meets the job’s requirements, don’t fill the position.
Rather than jumping at every job seeker to cross your path, be methodical and follow a clear and consistent approach.
Take your time during the hiring process. Needing to fill the position yesterday is not an excuse for shortchanging the process.
Idea for Impact: Don’t hire quickly and, thus, poorly because you need a warm body. You and your team are better off working overtime than cleaning up the messes generated by someone who didn’t meet your requirements fully.
Hire wisely; nothing is more important.
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