The Selection Process

THE SELECTION process is the key to your success as an executive and to the success of your company. The first law of management is selection. Ninety-five percent of the success of any enterprise is determined by the people chosen to work in the enterprise.

If you select in haste, you will repent at leisure. Most hasty hiring decisions lead to sorrow later. A hiring decision involves not only your life and your activities, but also the life, complexities, attitudes, personality, skills, and involvement of another human being. It involves people in areas that affects their lives as much as anything else, other than their families. When you have to hire, therefore, the best rule is to hire slowly and to select carefully. ...

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