12 common IT hiring mistakes and how to avoid them

By Rich Hein , CIO |  IT Management

The important thing is to learn to fail fast. If you make a mistake in hiring, identify it and fix it, which doesn't always entail terminating the person. If you've decided you made a hiring error ask yourself, what's the problem? Is it a cultural misfit? If that's the case, then, yes, you probably want to get rid of that person. However, if it's a skills issue, consider whether there may be another place in your organization where that person can excel? You've already put the time, resources and effort into hiring this person, so don't let it go to waste.

What common IT hiring mistakes have you seen made? We'd love to hear about them.

Rich Hein is a senior writer for CIO.com. He covers IT careers. Follow everything from CIO.com on Twitter @CIOonline, on Facebook, and on Google +.

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