6 Pointless and Utterly Ineffective Recruitment Habits

Bad habits that can lead to defeated candidate-seeking efforts

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Recruiting top talent can almost be just as frustrating and challenging as finding an ideal gig as a job seeker. Human resource professionals and recruiters are tasked with finding the best of the best for the companies they work for. And it’s not just about finding the top worker, but maintaining an awesome record of retention.

When it comes down to finding the person not only qualified to do the job but who will fit in well with those in the company and align with the company’s mission, recruiters may find themselves caught between a rock and a hard place. Here are a few bad habits that can lead to defeated efforts:

1. Hire slow, fire fast.

2. Candidate pause patrol.

3. Miss America syndrome.

4. Lowballing.

5. Squeaky wheel gets the grease.

6. Show me, don’t tell me.

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