Hiring Smarts

Hiring Smarts

Post from: MAPpingCompanySuccess

As hiring has picked up I’m getting the same questions from a variety of managers at different levels and in different industries.

Boiled down they all want to know if there is a way to avoid bad hires, i.e., the ones that happen in spite of a rigorous interviewing process.

The answer is yes and I’ve written about them at various times over the years; rather than compose yet another post discussing them I thought I would just link back to them (getting lazy in my old blogging age).

The most persistent reason for bad hires is unconscious.

The first is charm (or charisma, if you prefer), which it makes us want to be around the person. You combat charm using RampUp Solutions four hiring rules.

On the flip side, attractiveness, which we are actually hard wired to prefer, is the biggest reason for missing good hires. But that, too, is preventable.

There are additional links and trackbacks in each post that you will find useful.


As I said New Year’s Day, I’m looking for guests who want to share their own experiences whether as a boss or a worker. Areas of interest are culture, management, motivation, people acquisition and retention and startups in all their gory glory.

And if you always wanted to draw a comic based on your experiences in the workplace, but aren’t much of an artist, give me call at 360.335.8054 or write me; I care more about your sense of humor, irony and irreverence than your drawing skill!

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