Why You Should Never Hire Without Assessment & What to Do If You Have
Now more than ever, organisations need to future–proof their hiring because there is little or no room for error when it comes to winning the war for talent in the marketplace.
In today’s recruitment world, no organisation should hire without a job competency assessment because the traditional recruitment strategy we all know is not enough to ensure that the right talent is hired.
Taking an in-depth look at the cost of a bad hire, whichever report you choose to cite, eventually leads to a significant loss for any organisation. Some even report that it can lead to a five times loss in that employee’s annual salary.
Apart from the monetary loss, it could also lead to other losses that are not directly related to finances. These losses include
- dampening the morale of employees
- wastage of precious productive hours spent on recruiting the wrong employees, and
- the potential to affect the image of the company negatively.
However, sometimes organisations make the mistake of going ahead to hire candidates without conducting a proper assessment.
They later realised their mistake after the candidate had joined the organisation, and they had wasted lots of resources going through the recruitment.
Nevertheless, this isn’t the end of the world. There are still some things that the organisation can put in place to rectify the situation.
This guide explains why you should never hire without assessment and what you can also do to rectify the situation if you have.