Five 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 - 10:15am to 11:15am

Wade Larson


Dr. Wade is a workforce consultant, author, and speaker with 30 years in HR. He helps organizations achieve goals through outcomes, culture, and leadership.

As an international speaker, author, & professor, Larson helps others achieve their best. He’s helped thousands SHIFT their mindset so they can achieve more and live their best lives.

You'll appreciate his engaging approach mixed with humor and "tell it like it is" storytelling. His goal is that you understand the urgency to make changes, "get SHIFT done," and walk away with a to-do list with the first steps to make it all happen.


Room: Summit 216
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Critical Evaluation
HR Expertise
Leadership & Navigation
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