Hiring Wisdom: I Don’t Like You, But I’ll Hire You Anyway

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Oct 14, 2013

I haven’t met many people who have hired someone they did not like.

Yet, I have never seen anything in any job description that says you must like a person before you offer them employment.

The only three questions you need to answer in selection process are:

  1. Can this person do the job?
  2. Will this person do it with excellence?
  3. Will this person fit into the organization and can we work together?

There is a difference between liking someone and wanting to work with them.

The objective is not to hire friends; it is to hire people who will do the job well and who will be a good fit for the organization and the group.

This was originally published on Mel Kleiman’s Humetrics blog.