I think wasting £15,000 through poor recruitment is merely scratching the surface of the damage hiring the wrong person for your business will ultimately cost you.

The drum I keep beating is how shocked I am as to the lack of any thought through process so many companies employ to recruit a supposed asset for their business.

Recruitment, in my view, is seen as a necessity and not as an investment that could accelerate the performance of your business.

Too many companies fill a role as quickly as they can rather than investing time to reflect on what they really need and developing a robust process that will evaluate candidates effectively in order to minimise the risk of a bad recruit and maximise the benefits they will bring to deliver your strategy.