5 Hiring Disasters and How to Avoid Them

2021 Talent Conference & Expo
Attendees will gain insights on how to avoid bad hires, improve quality hires and improve the success of their talent.

You hire that perfect candidate only to find out a few weeks later that you hired a complete lunatic, a slacker, a whiner, an instigator or the devil himself. How did they get past you? You took all the right steps, didn't you? In the war for talent, we've become desperate to find good candidates while the bad players are getting smarter at covering up shortcomings, building fake resumes and selling themselves for more than they're actually worth. Learn the craft of calling out bad candidates and setting the stage for success in your new hires.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify what you're looking for in a candidate so you can know it when you see it, measure it and get it right during the selection process.
  • Invite top performers who align with your culture, promise a rewarding future for those who contribute, and call out fakers to let them know they're not welcome.
  • Candidly define your expectations for culture, brand and factors required for employee success.
  • Implement the tools to predict whether your candidates will be successful.
  • Sneak a peek into the world of the candidates and learn the tricks used by the fakers to make it past the applicant tracking system (ATS), recruiters and the interviews to get hired.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, August 23, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Wade Larson


Dr. Wade Larson is on a personal mission to help individuals and companies overcome mediocrity and achieve their best. With a background in HR, leadership, wellness and talent development, Wade has worked with hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals as a consultant and HR Executive to develop programs that help them do more, achieve more and be more. An article in Forbes highlighted his approach to continuous improvement as he shares in his book Doing HR Better by encouraging leaders to find new ways to improve efficiency and effectiveness in core processes. Bloomberg Law and Telemundo highlighted Larson’s latest strategy of pharma tourism that he outlines in his book, Mind Shifts in Healthcare. Wade is owner and principal of Larson Leadership Consulting and serves as the Chief Human Resources Officer for Wagstaff, Inc., a global manufacturing leader in the aluminum industry. More can be found at www.wadelarson.com


Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Critical Evaluation
HR Expertise
Leadership & Navigation
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