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Most recruitment drives fail for these three reasons!

by , 31 October 2014
When employers embark on a recruitment drive, the goal is to swiftly find the candidate who fits the brief best and who can add value to the company.

Sadly, this doesn't always happen.

Recruitment drives can fail spectacularly. They can drag on for weeks or even months and, in the end, they don't find a suitable candidate. In these cases, employers often decide to can the process for a while and start over at a later stage.

And guess what?

When they do, the whole thing either fails again or worse, employers end up hiring in desperation - settling for an unsuitable candidate.

So 'what's behind this failure' you ask?

It's simple.

Most recruitment drives fail because of three things. Keep reading to find out what these are so you can avoid them and ensure your recruitment drive doesn't follow suit.

Three reasons most recruitment drives fail

Reason #1: Recruiters prepare for interviews
We hate to sound like a broken record, but preparation is really important.
If you don't prepare, you won't get sufficient information from the interview and you'll create a bad impression on the candidate. You'll be known as an unprofessional employer who doesn't take interviewees seriously.
What's more, if you don't prepare, you'll end up asking inappropriate questions and this could open the door to unfair discrimination claims.
Don't take chances, use this checklist to prepare for your interview.

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Reason #2: Recruiters don't do background checks

You must conduct background checks to make sure you're hiring the right person for the job.
If you don't do this, you'll end up hiring someone with a bad credit history in your finance department or someone convicted of drunken driving as your company driver.
Make sure you conduct these five background checks before you hire.
Reason #3: Recruiters don't follow their recruitment and selection policy
Your recruitment policy is there to help you:

  • Control the way you do recruitment in your company;

  • Choose the best candidates who qualify for the position; and

  • Make sure all your recruitment processes are legally compliant.

Make sure you follow it to avoid legal comebacks.
Now that you know why most recruitment drives fail, ensure yours doesn't follow suit.
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