HIRING WELL ISN’T ROCKET SCIENCE – BUT IT IS A MORAL ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITY
William E. Miller, Performance Leadership, LLC
There are only two components to hiring well… First, you must understand the job that you’re trying to fill. You must identify the human skills and traits required to succeed in the job. Second, you must understand the candidate. Does the candidate possess the skills and traits that you’re looking for? Hiring is really not that difficult. You can’t make this complicated. Good hiring boils down to knowing what you’re look for, and using a process to assess the candidate’s qualifications. It’s that simple.
Take a brief moment and visualize the five most important things in your life. Certainly, the top two would be faith and family. But, think about the next three?
We all have different life’s values. But in my opinion, if you’re a manager, executive, or business owner – your business or career ranks somewhere in the top five important things in your life. Think about the last job change you made. It’s usually a pretty traumatic experience. So much depends on making the right choices. Stepping into the wrong job can affect your wealth, security, family life… and even your health.
Managers should take their hiring responsibilities very seriously. Hiring someone is one of the few instances where you execute raw power over someone’s future. Your hiring decisions not only impact the success or failure of your company, but they impact the destiny and the lives of good people as well. I believe that it is morally reprehensible to hire sloppily, or by chance, hoping that “things just work out”. Hiring well should become a personal and company moral ethical standard.
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