Employers 'must avoid costly recruitment mistakes', expert claims


Employers 'must avoid costly recruitment mistakes', expert claims
An expert has advised employers to take care when recruiting new members of their workforce to ensure that they do not make costly hiring mistakes during the recession.

TMP Worldwide claims that if firms wait until new employees are in the job to see how good they are, they could be putting their finances and reputation at risk, Online Recruitment reports.

Instead they should consider the qualities of existing workers who consistently perform well and then look for these attributes in the candidates they interview.

Andrew Wilkinson, chief executive of TMP Worldwide, said: "Companies need to make sure they are attracting and retaining people who will add maximum value rather than just fill vacancies."

A survey by CareerBuilder.com recently discovered that many employers plan to increase the amount of money they spend on online recruitment methods in 2009.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.

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