You can’t calculate the non-financial cost of someone who doesn’t fit on your team: you feel it. So does everyone. (There’s a financial cost, too.)
Hiring well starts before you even look at a candidate’s qualifications. What you need:
- a lightweight template for a “zero-based” needs analysis;
- techniques to evaluate how well candidates fit your needs;
- ways to work more productively with recruiters;
- instruction — and practice — on how to hold a truly strategic interview.
You spend your time and attention when you hire someone; these are your dearest resources. Some basic shifts in process can help you to optimize how you invest these resources.