The above was coined by Benjamin Franklin in 1736.
It's better to stop something bad from happening than it is to deal with it after it has happened.
Take DISEASE for example.
It's better to invest an ounce of effort in preventing disease (diet/exercise, regular check-ups) than a pound of effort later dealing with the consequences of disease.
The same is true in #HIRING.
What are the consequences of bad hiring?
-Employee conflict / disengagement
-Bad Glassdoor reviews
Some companies invest only in trying to reverse the consequences of bad hires:
-Huge training budgets
-Endless employee engagement initiatives
But it's better to invest an ounce of effort in preventing bad hires than a pound of effort later dealing with the consequences of bad hires.
Don't make the mistake of having to learn this lesson for yourself.
Forgive my boldness, but as the saying goes: "Experience is a dear teacher, but a fool will learn no other way."