I've been slinging recruiting advice for about 10 years.
There's one thing I see on a regular basis that's COSTING hiring managers/recruiters/the company thousands $$$$ every hiring round...
The "I'll know it when I see it" mindset.
Often times, hiring managers don’t take the time to really delve into what type of candidate they need to hire.
I know, because I've been there too.
Especially with my own company.
I tend to like everybody. And when I like someone, I want to hire them. I want to work with them more.
But then I started getting tough with myself.
I wrote up a 1 page search parameter document.
My "wish list" based off skills and background.
I sought out the RIGHT candidate vs responded to applicants.
It wasn't the easiest.
I could have just hired & hoped for the best.
(The "Ostrich" approach).
But after following my own advice for once, noticed productivity doubled.
Time spent training, dramatically reduced.
Employee morale surged because high-achievers flock with other high-achievers.
P.s. it's easy to like your team, when you all do a great job consistently.
Come up w core competencies and hire based on if the candidate is a strategic AND cultural fit.
Trust me, you'll know it when you "create it".