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The Manager’s Phrase Book by Patrick Alain

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Part 1Staffing and HR

A leader is a dealer in hope.

—Napoleon Bonaparte

Bringing in and acclimatizing new hires can be either your easiest or your most difficult task as a manager, depending on your industry, the available talent pool, your department’s budget, your own skills and experience, and the overall culture of your company. But there’s just no getting around it: This is an essential part of any manager’s job. Each time you meet with a candidate or a new hire, you are working with a clean slate. Even if that person has pored over your LinkedIn profile page, he or she likely has little to no idea what you are really like. So it’s important that you establish a good working relationship from the outset. Much of this will involve choosing ...

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