In recruiting, literally anything can go wrong — and it often does. Even the (seemingly) simplest of steps can go sideways.
Take onboarding, for example. This is supposed to be the end of the process. You’ve made a hire! The candidate has said yes! What could go wrong? Various things.
There’s no foolproof way to prevent any of these problems from coming to pass, but over my years of headhunting, I have identified four indicators that you could be heading for trouble. I didn’t pick these up from any textbooks or corporate trainings. Rather, they came from my experiences in the trenches — and needing to have my own plan B on occasion.