DON'T Make These Hiring Mistakes! (Amazon FBA Business)

Shane Catchpole


In the fast-paced world of business, hiring the right people is crucial for success. However, it's not always a smooth journey, and mistakes can happen along the way. In this blog post, we'll delve into some of the biggest hiring mistakes that I experienced and the valuable lessons that emerged from those challenges.

  1. The Importance of Considering Personal Circumstances - The Marcel Incident: One of the earliest lessons learned was from hiring Marcel. Despite being an excellent negotiator, personal circumstances played a significant role in his departure. Shane emphasizes the importance of considering an employee's location and family situation, especially when the role requires physical presence.
  2. Cultural Fit Over Technical Skills - The Regret with Ray: Hiring based solely on technical skills can lead to regret, as illustrated by the experience with Ray. I hired him for his technical expertise but soon realized the importance of evaluating characteristics like leadership and decision-making abilities. This incident served as a turning point, emphasizing the need for a cultural fit within the company.
  3. When Candidates Mislead - The Leah Episode: Sometimes, candidates may not be entirely truthful during the hiring process. Shane shares an experience with Leah, who initially claimed to have family obligations requiring frequent hospital visits. As the truth unfolded, Leah admitted it was in fact her that needed the hospital visits. It became clear that running a comprehensive hiring process is crucial to uncover potential inconsistencies in a candidate's story.
  4. The Consequence of a Slow Process - The Felicia Dilemma: Hiring processes that drag on for too long can have consequences. Shane reflects on a situation with Felicia, where a slow hiring process led to her declining the offer. This incident highlights the importance of being decisive and efficient during the hiring process to secure top talent.


In the dynamic world of hiring, mistakes are inevitable, but they can be powerful learning opportunities. By sharing these experiences, We hope to guide others in avoiding common pitfalls. Whether it's considering personal circumstances, prioritizing cultural fit, conducting thorough evaluations, or maintaining an efficient hiring process, these lessons are invaluable for anyone involved in the hiring process. Remember, learning from mistakes is a crucial step towards building a strong and successful team.