HR pros - how much does a bad fit cost you? How can you avoid a bad hire? According to the infographic below, a bad hire can come down to a bad personality fit. The person's personality is just not right for the team or the company. One way to prevent bad hires is to work on your employer brand as part of your talent retention. Teach hiring managers to ask the right questions. Make a "first 90 days" plan. Make sure communication is at the center of your strategy.