“Bad Apple in the Bunch”

“Bad Apple in the Bunch?”

As a hiring manager and leader in your organization, you have a lot of responsibility.  Keeping your team excited, motivated, and ensuring that projects are finished on time and on budget are the key parts of your job – and your success.  Most managers realize that having the right people in place is crucial to the success of the organization.  But what happens when the wrong candidate gets the job?

The Financial Cost:

  • The average cost of a bad hire is 30% of the employees’ first year earnings.  Ouch!
  • 27% of companies surveyed said a bad hire cost them more than $55,000.
  • On average, 10% of sales opportunities are lost.


Productivity Effects:

  • Hiring the wrong person can cause a 36% drop in productivity
  • Hiring a replacement is time consuming, causing 40% lost time, recruiting and training.

Cultural Damage:

  • It can disrupt the team dynamics and has potential to cause a 32% drop in employee morale
  • It can also be damaging for client relationships, depending on the person’s role.

As you can see, hiring the right person is crucial for the success of your team and the entire organization.  At Triumph Services, we care deeply about our Clients’ success.  In fact we guarantee we will find you the right person.  Triumph understands what happens when the wrong people are hired and have been working with some of the best IT professionals in the business since 1998!  Our network of highly skilled local candidates is second to none.  Give us a call today to find out why some of the best Companies in the Richmond area (and beyond) are trusting us with their most critical IT needs.  Don’t risk the cultural, productivity, and financial pitfalls of hiring the wrong person.  We find good apples, and we guarantee it!

Logan Bragg

Partner, Triumph Services



By Logan Bragg: Partner, Triumph Services. As head of the Recruiting Division of Triumph, he has helped thousands of candidates find rewarding positions.