“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened; vision cleared; ambition inspired, and success achieved.”
~ Helen Keller
Yesterday we discussed that recruiting great employees requires you to: 1) determine who to hire, and 2) hire the right people. Today, we will discuss hiring the right people.
There is an old and important saying in management, “Hire slowly and fire quickly.” You hire slowly since it’s critical to get the right people in your organization. And you fire quickly, since bad employees can ruin the morale and productivity of your entire team.
The process of hiring the right employees starts with sourcing them. You can source or find employees from a wide range of places, from college job boards to posting classified ads. For each open position, think about the best places to find qualified prospects.
Once you find qualified prospects, the key is to weed through them to find the top performers. While interviewing prospective employees is key, remember that someone’s interviewing skills are not as important as their on-the-job performance. That is, someone can be great during interviews, but not so great on the job.
To overcome this challenge, delve into the prospect’s performance in their last jobs and, as much as possible, give them tests to see how they might perform in your company. With regards to tests you give them, treat their performance on them as their best possible work. While they can refine their skills with training, prospective employees generally give it their all on such a test. So, if they score mediocre, they are not a good prospect.
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Today’s Question: Where did XEROX Corporation get its name?
Previous Question: Nokia, a major telecom company, was started in Finland in 1871. They introduced their mini Laptop in 2009. What is it called?
Previous Answer: Booklet 3G.
Nokia was started in Finland in 1871, by Fredrik Idestam and Leo Mechelin. They introduced their mini laptop 3G in 2009, which runs on Windows 7.
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