As an essential guide to successful recruitment for recruitment decision-makers, this guide aims to eliminate costly recruitment errors by detailing a logical and pragmatic way to enhance the chance of selecting the best person for any position.


No management function is more critical than recruiting people who will become competent, motivated and productive employees. If you have ever made a recruitment mistake – selecting somebody who left after a short time, or who never fitted in – consider the following points:

  • Did you analyse the job properly to start with, and therefore attract appropriate candidates?
  • Did you use your recruiting sources with due care: briefing contacts properly and eliminating inappropriate candidates?
  • Did you fail during the interview to secure the relevant information on which to base a rational and intelligent decision?
  • Did you lose good candidates due to the length of time it took to make a decision?
  • Did you check references? If so, how?