Chapter 3. Assemble the Hiring Team

Most discussions of decision making assume that only senior executives make decisions or that only senior executives' decisions matter. This is a dangerous mistake.

Peter Drucker

Growth of an organization will be most impactful if employees hired to execute are banded together first and foremost through the organization's mission. In other words, employees perform most effectively if they are naturally motivated by what the company does and how they do it. Organizations that are most successful in their hiring process understand this truth.

But how does a company express its mission through a hire? A key ingredient is developing a mission-driven hiring team. This chapter will explore the development of that team.


Sticky Notes:

  • A great hire starts at the top of an organization.

  • Assign specific duties to the hiring team.

  • The best hiring teams are formed around the mission statement.

Who Leads the Charge?

Great hiring starts at the top. The most successful organizations are passionate in their belief of the following: (1) hiring the right people is critical in maintaining competitive advantage, and (2) the CEO (or business leader) sets an organization's hiring tone. If the CEO is wildly passionate about hiring great people, then the organization will reflect this same ideal. If the CEO doesn't care, then neither will the organization.

The Hiring Team

When a position opens up, most companies pull together to interview, evaluate, and hire a new employee. ...

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