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The Family Member Method

THE “FAMILY MEMBER METHOD” is a tool for making the final decision to hire a person for your company. It is a technique that allows you to see, think, and decide with greater clarity.

When you are thinking of hiring somebody, you ask yourself a series of questions. The first question is, “Do I like this person?” Never hire somebody that you do not personally like. The organizational climate in your company is made up of the mixture of personalities that you bring together. One negative person in a work environment can often poison the attitudes and performance of many other people.

The key question you should ask yourself is: “Would I be comfortable inviting this person to my home to have Sunday dinner with my family?” ...

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