I’m on vacation this week and decided to repost two blogs that I feel have a message that needs to be repeated. The following blog is from February 6th, 2014. People as noted in Jim Collins Good to Great are the #1 factor in business success. Making sure you are hiring the right people is critical to ensuring your business success. Rockefeller Habits best practices demand creating Core Values. How do you use those Core Values? If you’re not using them to develop questions to determine if you have the right candidates to fit your culture, you should consider developing them. Here’s an example from Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh on how to use Core Values as they do to discover whether potential employees are a good fit in their culture.
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One of my clients just lost a valued employee from their leadership team. One of the reasons she decided to leave was the pressure she felt from her boss to perform in sales. She had recently accepted a promotion to sales from her marketing position. This year she’d been working on a very large prospect that would very likely have topped the company’s previous best ever customer. She gotten them a commitment just not the full commitment that the company sales procedure outlines. It created conflict and anxiety as she worked to close them to a long term engagement.
How do you find people that share the right values?
What’s the first question you need to determine about the people you consider hiring?
What I’ve written about Zappos Core Values before bears repeating. We’ll examine using Core Values in your hiring and selection process focusing on a specific value that Tony Hsieh, the CEO of Zappos is particularly fond of.
Do you display your company’s Core Values in your business? Where? Does everyone in your company to see them on a regular basis each day? Do you have a War Room, or a public place where elements of your business like this, Strategy Statement, Core Purpose/Mission, Brand Promise are prominently on display?
Wouldn’t it be great to have a filter on your hiring and recruiting process that could tell you whether your candidates fit your business?
This morning during our monthly meeting one of my client’s debated their Core Values. A year ago they completed them and after reading Patrick Lencioni’s book The Advantage, the owner determined that it would make sense to revisit them based on the definitions of Core Values that Patrick Lencioni had defined in this book.
Several nights ago I couldn’t sleep. I began to think about my life and reflected upon a period of time when I was extremely shallow, at least in my pursuit of a relationship. I’d been divorced for a couple of years, out of a relationship for a short time, and I began to focus on getting into a new relationship. However due to misplaced judgment and desire I concentrated on the physical part of the relationship.