Not developing a large enough pool of candidates
It follows quite naturally that if you develop poor job advertisements and then don't place them in the right media that you will not develop a large enough pool of candidates to give you the opportunity to make an effective selection.
This often comes about because as outlined above, employers are simply in too much of a hurry to replace employees who are leaving on the "fortuitous self-selection plan" and simply perpetuate the problem they had before by hiring yet another ineffective and inappropriate employee.
It all starts because of employer knows, deep down, that he simply doesn't have the time or expertise to interview a lot of candidates. For the employer who has this kind of problem on his plate, he sees the issues quite starkly in the following manner:
- I don't want to spend a lot of money on this
- I don't want to spend a lot of time on this
- I really hope I find the right person quickly
This then quickly translates into a set of behaviors that are designed to find a small pool of candidates from which to choose.
Businesses who approach the hiring process from this standpoint are doomed to end up hiring the Tallest Pygmy.