Hiring the right people in the first place is probably the most important thing you can do to ensure performance and success. Having the right people in place means you will spend significantly less time ‘managing performance’ and developing managers who, quite frankly, are not up to the mark.
What’s more your managers set the tone for everyone else through their behaviour – what they say and do, and how they say and do it. Everyone else in the business models their behaviour and this is what shapes your culture. Appointing people who demonstrate the behaviours that mirror the culture you want in the business is the quickest, and easiest way to reinforce or change your culture. Hiring the wrong person can quickly damage the culture and cause widespread disengagement.
It is widely recognised though that relying on interviews alone to make recruitment decisions can be pretty patchy. If the interview is unstructured then you may as well flip a coin!
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