Hiring errors common: poll

Finding the right fit is hard for HR and jobseekers
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 07/12/2007

The mantra among recruiters is to hire for fit. However, this is easier said than done according to a recent poll.

More than half (59 per cent) of the 400 HR managers surveyed in Canada and the United States admitted to misjudging someone's fit for a role, according to the poll by staffing firm OfficeTeam.

The survey found that Canadian and American jobseekers also make errors in judgement. Nearly half (46 per cent) of the 300 administrative professionals surveyed said they have misread the work environment and taken a job that wasn't a good fit.