11Hiring and Interviewing

NOTHING YOU DO AS A MANAGER is more important than hiring well. Nothing. You cannot afford to take shortcuts in hiring decisions. One bad hiring decision can cost you hundreds of hours trying to address the problems created by that decision. If you are uncertain or uncomfortable about a prospective team member, trust your instincts. Do whatever is necessary to either further qualify or disqualify the candidate. Once you’ve made a job offer, your options are significantly limited. You need to be very confident you have the right person before you offer the job. Your certainty needs to be based on hard facts, research, reference checks, testing, and whatever other tools are available to you. This is not an area where you ...

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