Admit it, it is hard finding talented people with a good attitude, who are not set in their own ways, and who are eager to improve their skills! Yes, we are already at a disadvantage since we don’t have the deep pockets of an IPOed company. But, we also tend to create several other self-inflicted major disadvantages:
Using a fishing analogy, we “trawl” instead of using our line to fish for candidates. If your recruiting team complains about too many resumes, they either need to be re-educated or fired.
We look for “Mr(s) Perfect Fit," which is just about the dumbest way to lose out on incredible talent. An unwillingness to hire people with the right foundations and mentor/t… [more]