Dos and don’ts of recruitment

A checklist to ensure quality hires as economy improves
By Scott Erker
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/15/2010

Whether hiring for one or two vacant positions, or moving forward with a long-postponed expansion and recruiting an entire department, the stakes are high when it comes to finding the right candidate.

If the wrong person is hired and stays on for six months or less, the cost of rehiring and retraining is significant. And organizations in recovery mode — as most businesses are — can hardly afford to throw dollars away.

So what should employers do — and not do — to be on top of their game as the hiring market turns around? Here’s a list of dos and don’ts to keep in mind.