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"Bad hiring decisions have cost Zappos well over $100 million."

Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO     

One bad hire can lead to a domino effect of more bad hires and decisions costing a company millions, says Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh. He estimates his own bad hires have cost Zappos "well over $100 million."

Watch Hsieh discuss hiring practices at Zappos and making tough decisions on firing people who don't fit in his team.





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How you can create a great company?

To be a great company, you have to consistently identify, hire and promote great employees.

Before you hire your next employee, make sure you get a true assessment of the each candidate using Hire Smart Software.

Why do some employees stride for success and greatness every day while other employees just want to leave work early and collect a paycheck? The answer is that some employees have an undeniable determination to succeed. This determination and focus is what every employer should be looking for in every person they interview.

Sobesoft is proud to release a new software program called Hire Smart that predicts a person's potential to be a great employee for your company in 10 minutes or less.

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Hire Smart's 5-Step Hiring Process

1. Interview all of your job candidates.

2. Select your top two or three job candidates.

3. Within 24-hours of each interview, evaluate each candidate using Hire Smart Software.

4. Select the candidate with the highest Hire Smart score.

5. Repeat this process for all of your job opening.


Hire Smart's predictive recruiting algorithm was validated and tuned using the simulated Hire Smart scores of the following successful people in business, sports and entertainment:

  • Jeff Bezo - CEO, Amazon
  • Tom Brady - NFL Great
  • Kobe Bryant - NBA Great
  • Tim Cook - CEO, Apple
  • Jamie Dimon -  CEO, JP Morgan
  • Thomas Edison - 1,093 Patents
  • Bill Gates - Microsoft
  • Roy Halladay - MLB Great
  • Michael Jordan - NBA Great
  • Peyton Manning - NFL Great
  • Marissa Mayer - CEO, Yahoo
  • Indra Nooyi - CEO, Pepsi
  • Barack Obama - U.S. President
  • Jerry Rice - NFL Great
  • Howard Schultz, CEO, Starbucks
  • Ryan Seacrest - Radio & TV Host
  • Emmitt Smith - NFL Great
  • Oprah Winfrey - CEO, Harpo
  • Tiger Woods - Golf Great
  • Mark Zuckerberg - CEO, Facebook

The Real Facts About Bad Hiring Decisions

  • The average cost of a bad hiring decision can equal 30% of the individual’s first-year potential earnings. (From the US Department of Labor and Statistics)

  • The successful aren’t immune, and they’ve had to learn from their mistakes. Zappos CEO, Tony Hsieh once estimated that his own bad hires have cost the company well over $100 million.

  • 66% of employers said they experienced negative effects of bad hires in 2012. Of these employers, 37% said the bad hire negatively affected employee morale. Another 18% said the bad hire negatively impacted client relationships. And 10% said the bad hire caused a decrease in sales. (A study from the National Business Research Institute)

  • 43% of respondents from the same NBRI study cited the need to fill the positions quickly as the main reason that bad hires are made.

  • It costs $7,000 to replace a salaried employee, $10,000 to replace a mid-level employee, and $40,000 to replace a senior executive. (From HR.com)

  • As much as 80% of employee turnover is due to bad hiring decisions. (From Harvard Business Review)

  • 36% of 1,400 executives surveyed claimed that the leading factor of a failed hire, aside from performance problems, is a poor skills match. The second leading factor at 30% was unclear performance objectives. (Study done by Robert Half)

  • 41% of companies polled by Vitamin T Staffing Firm estimated that a bad hire cost more than $25,000, and 1 in 4 said that it cost them over $50,000.

  • SayIt Communications calculated the ROI of a bad hire at -298%.

  • 75% of the demand to hire new employees is simply to replace workers who have left the company.

Source: Green Job Interview


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