Successfully recruiting new employees to your team is a grueling process. It can take months to find someone who's the perfect fit for both the position and company culture -- and sometimes, when the going's really rough, it can be tempting to settle on someone who's good ... but not great.

But bad hiring decisions are not only frustrating for you and your team, they can also jeopardize the longevity of other valuable employees, slow down productivity, and cost your company money.

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So what should hiring managers look for in candidates to ensure they aren't setting themselves up for failure? Check out the infographic below from Rymax to learn more about the negative impact of a bad hire and the qualities to look for in job candidates. (And read this blog post for 10 of the best job interview questions to ask candidates, and what to look for in their answers.)


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Originally published Dec 18, 2015 12:00:00 PM, updated June 27 2019


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