Making a poor hiring decision can be costly. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, a bad hiring decision can cost a company as much as 30% of the employee’s annual salary and the expense only goes up with seniority.

Not only does a bad hire impact the bottom line of the company, but it can impact productivity and morale of the team. The pressure is on to get hiring right. So how do you know which candidate is the best fit for the position, the team and the business?

In this guide, we’ve identified the 8 worst mistakes that you can make (and how to avoid them) in order to find the perfect new hire. This is a must read before you extend your next offer!

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