When recruiting new talent into the team, hiring managers will often be on the lookout for red flags among candidates. Whether it is suspicious work history, inconsistent career paths and missing or outdated information on a candidate’s CV, there are several things that employers may be watching out for to ensure the right person is recruited. The main reason for this is because employers and recruiters are savvy to the cost of a poor hire. In fact, a report from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) found that a poor hire at mid-manager level (with a salary of circa £42,000) can cost a business a whopping £132,000 due to costs relating to training and lost productivity. As such, getting this right first time round is crucial. While employers will likely...
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