The 100 Principles of Hiring Accuracy

Research-based strategies, principles, and tips for hiring right.

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#1 People Create All Value
#2 Every Person is Different
#3 Every Job is Different
#4 To Hire is to Predict
#5 Focus on the Hiring Trifecta

#6 Before you Hire, Aim
#7 To Hire Right, Be Transparent
#8 Know Your Hiring Recipe
#9 Screen for Attributes, Not Resumes
#10 Hiring Accuracy Must Be Tracked

#11 Where There's People, There's Variability
#12 Where There's Variability, There's Opportunity
#13 Treat Every Hire Like An Experiment                       
#14 Human Bias Prevents Hiring Accuracy
#15 The Best Way to Remove Bias is With Structure

#16 Don't Flip a Coin - Structure Your Interviews
#17 Measure Critical Skills With Work Samples
#18 Measure 'Hard to Measure' Traits in Multiple Ways

#19 Use References ('Backdoor' Where Possible)
#20 Know Where References Help And Don't Help
#21 Hiring Right Is Knowing What To Measure And How
#22 Experience & Education Don't Predict Job Success
#23 To Know What To Measure, Know Where To Look
#24 To Hire Right, Use The Entire Toolkit

#25 With Hiring, You Choose Your Hard
#26 An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure
#27 A Bad Hiring Process is Worse Than a Bad Hire
#28 Don't Take A Hands-Off Approach To Culture
#29 Define Your Culture Or Someone Else Will
#30 Don't Try To Be Everything To Everyone

#31 To Hire for Culture Fit, You Must Define It
#32 Culture Matters More Than You Think
#33 People Are Amazing, People Are Horrible
#34 Hiring Accuracy Matters More Than Efficiency
#35 Love Turnover? Make Sure You Do This.

#36 Your Turnover Costs More Than You Think
#37 Got Turnover? Don't Keep Pouring. Fix The Leak!
#38 Turnover Is About Job Fit
#39 To Diagnose Your Turnover, Identify When It Occurs
#40 Short Term Turnover Is A Hiring Problem

#41 Ego Is The Enemy Of Hiring Right
#42 View HR As A Cost Center? You're Doing It Wrong
#43 Your Comp Strategy Requires Hiring Accuracy
#44 A Great Hire Creates 2-5X More Value (At Min.)
#45 Structure In Hiring Leads To Repeatable Results

#46 Structure In Hiring Leads To Fairness
#47 Structure In Hiring Leads To Learning
#48 Structure In Hiring Leads To Your Not Getting Sued
#49 Structure In Hiring Leads To Accountability
#50 Not All Attributes Matter Equally For Job Success

#51 Learn To Recognize The Symptoms Of Poor Hiring
#52 Your Training Is Only As Good As Your Hiring
#53 No, You Can't Train Anyone To Be Anything
#54 Past Performance Predicts The Future , Sometimes
#55 Ask Applicants To Do, Not Just 'What They've Done'