December 2017 US Talent Market Monthly

December 2017 US Talent Market Monthly

In a tight talent market, finding good employees can be difficult—but it may be ultimately worth the effort in order to avoid costly mistakes. New research from CareerBuilder found that nearly three out of four employers say that they’ve hired the wrong person for a position, and they’ve lost on average nearly $15,000 on each hiring mistake. Employers cite both hard and soft skills as the most common ways in which bad hires were lacking: not producing the quality of work expected was the top shortcoming, but the next three—bad attitude, not working well with others, and attendance problems—speak to deficiencies in soft skills.

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December 2017 US Talent Market Monthly

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