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Becoming a Successful Manager, Second Edition by J. Robert Parkinson

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12Hiring the Right People

As a manager, you are only as good as the people under your influence. Hire the best and treat them well to reap the most benefits from your employees.

WITHOUT A GOOD TEAM OF EMPLOYEES to help you carry out your responsibilities, you’re at risk of not fulfilling your ambition to be a successful, professional manager. Just as a good gardener must pick the right seeds and soil and create the right conditions, you must pick the right people and create the conditions for them to grow.

Identifying the right people for your department depends on what you want to accomplish and what kind of work you are doing. For any position you want to fill, you must first clearly define the job requirements for yourself. Only after you ...

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