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Hiring for Attitude

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, May 16, 2016

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Topics: Topgrading, hiring decisions, Cost of Mis-hire, Topgrading, People Decisions,, Attitude

Core Competencies Interview - Topgrading

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Oct 12, 2015

In Take No Short Cuts to Hiring we looked at the process of recruiting and interviewing candidates for a Chief Operating Officer for one of my customers using the Topgrading Process.

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Topics: People Decisions, Topgrading, hiring decisions, The Right People

Take No Short Cuts to Hiring

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Sep 14, 2015

Your business is growing.  Your capacity and desire to manage the company is not only beyond your capacity it’s also something you don’t enjoy.  You’re the rainmaker for your business, and you love selling and the relationship aspect of the business.  The details don’t interest you.  Better to leave these to your administration team.

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Topics: A Players, Topgrading, hiring decisions, recruiting, Snap Shot Page

Recruiting and Hiring with Core Values

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Jul 16, 2015

What do you use your Core Values for?  How do you use them?

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Topics: Core Values, hiring decisions, recruiting

Core Values in Candidate Selection – Zappos “Are You Lucky?”

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Aug 14, 2014

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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Topics: Strategic Discipline, Core Values, People, Bone Marrow Transplant, hiring decisions, Mono Somy 7, Best Business Practices, Michelle Wick

NFL Draft – Hiring the Right People – One Question

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, May 8, 2014

What’s the first question you need to determine about the people you consider hiring?

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Topics: Core Values, Core Purpose, A Players, Topgrading, hiring decisions, NFL Draft

Select The Right People – Zappos “Are You Lucky?”

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Feb 6, 2014

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. 

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, Core Values, Zappos, hiring decisions, Mono Somy 7, Michelle Wick

Sourcing Talent - Best Methods for Finding Talent for Your Business

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Jun 13, 2013

Attempting to find someone to fill a key position at your company after they’ve left is the worst time to do so.

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Topics: Objective Management Group, Topgrading, hiring decisions, The Right People

People Decisions - What’s Your Cost of Mis-Hire?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Sun, Nov 25, 2012

What’s it cost your company in terms of hard costs when you hire the wrong person?

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Topics: People Decisions, Jim Collins, hiring decisions, Cost of Mis-hire

 

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