Author Ellen Ensher offers insight to improving hiring practices, what to look for during interviews, and how to use Patrick Lencioni's "Three Virtues Approach" to identify employees that best suited for the position and the company.
- The founders of Appster shared their experience…in their blog post about lessons learned in hiring its team.…We had hired based on gut instinct,…and nearly all those early salespeople were a terrible fit.…They were actively fighting our culture,…and they weren't adaptable.…Our hiring failure rate was about 75%.…Does the Appster experience sound familiar to you?…If you've ever had a hiring fail…and tried to identify what happened,…you will know that there's a lot of conflicting advice…about the best way to hire.…
I will offer some ideas about how to improve your hiring.…First, cautiously use organizational culture fit…in conjunction with other considerations.…There's an abundance of research and stories…from HR experts and CEOs telling us…that hiring for fit is the key to success.…I agree that culture fit is very important,…however, hiring only for fit can lead to unconscious biases…that may influence your hiring.…
So take a hard look at the diversity of your candidate pool,…and be sure fit is not code…for hiring people only like me demographically.…
Business professor Ellen Ensher defines what management is in the era of the global workforce and exactly what the role of the manager involves. She explains how to create a compelling vision and culture for your organization, define business goals, and connect the big picture to your team's daily tasks. Next, discover how to build your team, partner with HR on hiring and firing decisions, and coach and mentor employees. Ellen touches on topics that are on the mind of today's leaders—resilience, trust, storytelling, and more—and shares tips to become the best professional version of yourself.
- Roles of a manager
- Becoming a new manager
- Engaging employees
- Creating a compelling vision and culture
- Setting goals
- Hiring and training
- Evaluating performance
- Coaching and mentoring