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Hiring: take your time but not too much
Author(s): Linda Usher
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Paper Abstract

People are any company's greatest asset. Without a great team no company would be able to conceive of a product or service. It would not be able to design or develop a product or service. It could not possibly market or sell that product or service. How a company goes about hiring its talent is one of the most critical components to developing a great team, to having low attrition, and to having a high level of employee faith in management. Far too often I have seen companies when tasked with filling requisitions not take the time to consider, or layout and execute their priorities in hiring. It's a pretty safe assumption that if one doesn't feel they have enough time to be careful and thorough in their hiring approach in order to get the right person the first time - they probably won't have enough time to replace someone they would not have hired had they done it right in the first place! The flip side of this is the problem of letting too much time pass in the process and therefore losing opportunities to hire great people. This paper will point out many mistakes I have seen made in hiring approaches so that hopefully, different strategies can be adopted to avoid those mistakes in the future.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 September 2010
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7796, An Optical Believe It or Not: Key Lessons Learned II, 77960H (7 September 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.864361
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Linda Usher, Executive Search Group (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7796:
An Optical Believe It or Not: Key Lessons Learned II
Mark A. Kahan, Editor(s)

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