Peter Drucker emphasized the significance of recruiting by calling it a life and death decision. When I travel around the world talking to workshops I always get a large show of hands when I ask, “Who has recruited somebody they have lived to regret?”. We simply do not put enough time into ‘putting fences at the top of the cliff’. It is far better to spend 40 hours recruiting properly rather than incur 400 hours covering lost team productivity and the hours exiting the employee. Yet frequently, recruiting is circumvented when a candidate mirrors the job requirements. This mirroring can quite easily be only skin deep.Read my article on recruiting, including Cathay Pacific’s in depth recruiting process.