Probably not, according to our recent survey of HR pros. When asked what they would do if they interviewed a candidate and got a great feeling about them, only 23% said they would jump at the opportunity to hire them. The rest would continue to go through the hiring process to ensure that they are in fact the best candidate.
It’s an understandable decision, especially given that the costs of making a bad hire can be high, in terms of both time and dollars.
But at what point do you put decisiveness ahead of procedure and trust your ability to recognize the right candidate when you see them?