The Principles of Hiring

A useful article, with case studies, on the principles for hiring people, which also work for promotions. The more important things to keep in mind?


  • Identify the competencies an ideal candidate needs
  • Ask interview questions that uncover the drivers behind the candidate’s past and future behavior
  • Give the new hire early feedback about her performance


  • Prioritize technical skills over relational ones
  • Assume you’ve made a bad hire without checking your perception with others
  • Immediately move to termination, without first considering coaching or transferring”

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