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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Leadership Fast-Track by Susan Caba

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Chapter

5

Hire Good People

In This Chapter

Recruiting good employees

Building a pipeline of candidates

Making interviews meaningful

Bringing new hires on board in style

Hiring right is the number one factor contributing to the success of an organization, according to many surveys of business leaders. They rank it above even employee performance and achieving organizational goals. Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell put it this way: “Endeavors succeed or fail because of the people involved. Only by attracting the best people will you accomplish great deeds.”

Achieving that goal is no haphazard matter. It requires recruiting candidates on an ongoing basis, employing intelligent screening and interviewing techniques, bringing new ...

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