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Love 'Em or Lose 'Em, 4th Edition by Sharon Jordan-Evans, Beverly Kaye

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Chapter 8HIRE Fit Is It

We hired in a hurry and didn’t think about the fit between the new hires and the rest of the team. It ended up hurting everyone.

—A.J.

Get the right people in the door in the first place and you increase the odds of keeping them. As the manager, you have the clearest sense of the “right fit” for your department. Seems logical, doesn’t it? Yet some managers see selection as a less important part of their jobs. They spend little time identifying the critical success factors for a position, preparing and conducting excellent interviews based on those factors, and, finally, evaluating and comparing the candidates before making a hiring decision. They may even delegate much of the hiring process to human resources instead of ...

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