Hiring the right person for your job is one of the most important decisions you can make.

This article was written by Jennifer Gladstone, news anchor and journalist, and originally appeared on MultiBriefs.com.

A bad hire can lead to everything from attendance issues and dips in productivity to potential theft and lost customers. It can mean extra work for current employees and they struggle to make up for lost time while hiring someone new.

We took a look at the actual numbers associated with the cost of a bad hire in this infographic. It covers everything from job board costs to salary breakdowns.