5 Ways to Protect Clients from Bad Hires

According to the fictitious character Forrest Gump, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” The same could be said of hiring. Despite companies’ best hiring efforts, they are often unpleasantly surprised by what they get. In other words, they fall prey to bad hires.

By nearly all accounts, the cost of a bad hire are staggering. They range anywhere from $25,000 to $50,000. And that’s for positions that are NOT in the C-suite. (Imagine the cost of such a hire at that level.)

Recruiters prevent bad hires

That’s why many companies turn to recruiters like you to help prevent the dreaded bad hire. Below are five ways to protect your clients from bad hires:

#1—Know your client.

Having clients complete a survey is a great way to get to know the client and their needs.

#2—Consider clients’ culture.

Being a “good hire” is more than just having the right skill set. Good hires must also be a good cultural fit.

#3—Look beyond local candidates.

Many star candidates will relocate for the right opportunity.

#4—Follow up.

Keep in touch with the client and the new hire throughout the first year to ensure both parties are happy.

#5—Offer contract staffing as a solution.

Many times, the need to hire somebody quickly results in a bad hire. Instead of rushing to select a direct hire, employers can instead bring contractors in to fill the gap until they find the right person. Or if they think the contractor could be that person, they can try them on a contract-to-direct basis instead of diving right into a direct hire commitment.

During the contract period, they can evaluate the candidate’s skills and extend the direct hire offer when they are satisfied that they have indeed found a star player. When that happens, you can get a conversion fee on top of the hourly rate you earn while the candidate is on contract. If the contractor doesn’t meet expectations, then he company can simply end the contract and try someone else.

Are YOU in need of contract staffing solutions or contract placement services?

Then download our Quick-Start Guide to Contract Staffing. Or request a demo with one of our contract staffing specialists.

You can can also call us at (888) 627-3678. Offering contract staffing services is easier than you think!

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