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PRINCIPLES OF HIRING ACCURACY

PRINCIPLE

#25
WITH HIRING, YOU CHOOSE YOUR HARD
Hiring right is hard. It takes time/effort. Hiring wrong is harder. Although less time/effort upfront, you'll pay more for it later. The choice is not between easy or hard, but between hard now vs harder later. Choose wisely.

Hiring right is hard.

Because of this, many try to do as little as possible in an attempt to make hiring easy.

This short-sited strategy has 3 aims:

1. Reduce pain
2. Reduce time
3. Reduce effort

The truth is they're not wrong...

1. Investing time upfront to structure your hiring process is a pain.

>You know what's also a pain? Having to hire for the same position over and over again because you got it wrong the first time.

2. Doing 1 more interview just to 'be sure' takes more time.

>You know what also takes more time? Spending an extra few hours every week later when managing a bad hire.

3. Trying to make an objective (vs. gut-driven) hiring decision takes more effort.

>You know what also takes more effort? Having to deal with the endless consequences of an employee that doesn't fit the role or culture because your gut was wrong...again.

The point is Principle 25:

"With Hiring, You Choose Your Hard"

The choice is not between easy or hard. It's between hard now vs. harder later.

Hiring right is hard.

Hiring wrong is harder.

Choose wisely.