The Perfect Hire
Most people would say that knowing how to hire well is a gut thing, a skill that just comes from experience and intuition. But is that true? And if so, how do you get better at something that is mostly instinct?
Like other largely intuitive practices such as sales or advertising, hiring skills are improved not so much through direct teaching as they are through thoughtful guidance. Instinct can be given a road map, gut feelings can be backed up with psychology and hard evidence. Think of it not as teaching how to hire, but rather what to look for when doing so. In that way, hiring isn't much different than a lot of other parts of running a business. There's not really a right way to do it, but there are a handful of guidelines to follow to make sure you get the best results possible.