Chapter 7. Hiring

Can one person make a real difference?

If the answer is yes, then each new person you hire is important since you want that person to make a positive, rather than a negative, impact. A manager is as capable as his/her team, and hence the emphasis is on team building, which we discussed in the earlier chapter. Hiring is step one of the team building process.

Technically, hiring should be simple — advertise the job opening, get resumes, shortlist a few candidates, interview the candidates, and select the best. However, hiring is tougher than it should be and each step has its challenges. Job postings on the Internet portals don't attract the right kind of candidates, resumes are incorrect and bloated with unnecessary details, the ...

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