A lot of your new hires aren’t going to become successful employees — the study ‘Why New Hires Fail’ showed that 46% of new hires will fail. And if we’re brutally honest about the quality of our hiring, most companies will admit that only a fraction of candidates become high-performing employees.
This shouldn’t come as a surprise. The same study found that 82% of hiring managers saw signs during the interview that their new hire would fail. In other words, when hiring managers reflected on what candidates said during the interview, they discovered negative language, answers deemed as power-hungry or arrogant, remarks that disparaged former colleagues, and more signs that this candidate probably wasn’t going to work out.