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Employee Engagement For Dummies by Bob Kelleher

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Chapter 12

You're Hired! Hiring for Engagement

In This Chapter

arrow Identifying key behaviors and traits

arrow Exploring the BEST approach

arrow Recognizing the importance of diversity

arrow Deciding whether to hire or promote internally

arrow Leveraging social media when hiring

arrow Selling prospective employees on your company

Suppose you're a basketball coach, and your team, well, your team just sucks. Sure, they have ball-handling skills, and they can shoot. But as a unit, they just don't gel. They're not cohesive. They're selfish. They communicate poorly, if at all. It's almost as if they don't care whether they win or lose!

Obviously, the team suffers from a lack of engagement. But you may not be dealing with an engagement issue, per se. That is, your problem may not be that you haven't developed a system by which to engage your players. Instead, it may be that you just picked the wrong people to be on your ...

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