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By September 24, 2019November 22nd, 2021No Comments

Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Time: 12 Noon Eastern / 9:00 AM Pacific

Certification Credit: 1.00 hour(s) HRCI and SHRM


When making a hire, there are many factors to consider. These can include – but are not limited to – technical ability, salary, availability and culture fit. Of all of these, culture fit is the most critical.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the average cost for each bad hire can equal 30 percent of that individual’s annual earnings. The fact is that there are many people with similar levels of technical ability, but will they fit in with your organization and your mission? The cost of making a bad hire takes a huge toll on the organization’s bottom line and can cause a significant ripple effect throughout the organization. It can cause a strain on employees both in cleaning up after the bad hire, as well as in carrying the workload until the right person is hired and trained. Team members lose trust in decision makers and resources that could be allocated elsewhere are pulled from Recruiting and Human Resources teams. Additionally, in worst case scenarios, there might be litigation costs as well.

For the purposes of this webinar, we are going to look at “The Cheeseburger Test.” Simply put, it is whether you would want to go to lunch with the person you are interviewing or considering hiring. More dynamically, it is about emotional intelligence and leveraging this in the hiring process to improve your rate of positive hires.

Speaker: Benjamin Freedman, President and Founder, Weiser Innovations LLC


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