Posts tagged hiring
When time is running out, we work harder…

Do not waste time on the clock. Drama is a distraction. Work like there is 2 minutes left on the clock.

What does this have to do with hiring? Well...Hire people who minimize drama and just do the work. You will grow faster, work will happen and you can do away with trust falls or ropes courses.

PS - It shouldn’t take a graduate course to teach a grown up about time BUT the topic of “time” is important for any profession.

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“His old boss was fired for cocaine and prostitutes” - That’s what I heard

he other day I was doing a recruiting intake session and the hiring manager told me his former boss was fired for buying strippers and cocaine while in another country on a business trip...

This situation caused the hiring manager to want to leave the company and work for someone else. Notice that he said, “work for someone else” NOT “work somewhere else”.

I don’t know how true the story of his old boss is and it was irrelevant to my meeting with him but I do know that people work for people, not companies.

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The "Real Hire" Shows up in November

When Halloween ends and November begins, it reminds me of hiring.

With hiring, once the candidate gets the job you never know who is going to show up to work on the first day. They take the “I want the job” mask off on their first day of work and you see who you really hired.

During the interview process, the candidate has a mask on all warts and scars they don’t want to show you. Sure, you can do all the checks - background, credit, references, drug screen, etc. - but you don’t really know who you hired until the first day on the job.

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