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Business Productivity Strategies for Success (Collection) by Daniel Silvert, Merrick Rosenberg, Mark I. Woods, Jerry Weissman, Martha I. Finney, Trapper Woods

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Truth 47. New hires can inspire current employees

Everyone gets a little nervous when a new hire must be found to fill a new position, recruited, and then brought onboard. Naturally, as the person’s boss, you want someone with the skills to do the job and the temperament to do it well—and preferably pleasantly. A personality fit with the rest of the team would be great. You’re lucky if you’re able to conduct team interviews, with everyone agreeing on who the first-choice candidates might be.

It doesn’t always work that way. Sometimes you just need to get someone onboard to meet critical needs and get essential work done. Hopefully, your current employees will go the extra mile to fold the newcomer into the group and make the first few days, weeks, ...

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