As half of new employees regret taking their job offers this year, many employers are also unsure whether they made the right hiring decisions, particularly as one in eight new hires did not work out in the past year, according to a study by Development Dimensions International.

"There is a great paradox in that both unemployment and the number of open positions hover at uncomfortably high levels — and simultaneously, organizations and candidates are shaky about the decisions they made in staffing and accepting roles this year," says Dr. Scott Erker, senior vice president for DDI's Selection Solutions and the study's co-author. 

Regarding top reasons for hiring decisions, approximately one-third of employer respondents say it came down to an overreliance on hiring manager evaluations, and 21 percent of employer respondents say it is due to candidates exaggerating their own skills.

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