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PRINCIPLES OF HIRING ACCURACY

PRINCIPLE

#33
PEOPLE ARE AMAZING, PEOPLE ARE HORRIBLE
When it comes to integrity and competence, remember... People are amazing & horrible. Whether hiring a babysitter or co-worker, this is why hiring accuracy matters so much.

Nothing will help you more fully grasp the opportunity and risk you face every time you hire someone than principle 33:

People Are Amazing AND People Are Horrible.

We saw this principle very clearly during the COVID pandemic.

WHEN COVID HIT...
-I know of people who willingly risked their lives to help others.
-I also know of people who willingly risked others' lives so they could go to a gym or party while contagious.

WHEN 'WORK FROM HOME' BECAME THE NORM...
-I know of workers who willingly reduced their salary so other teammates weren't laid off.
-I also know of workers who secretly took a 2nd full-time job (& salary) because both employers would never know.

When it comes to matters of both INTEGRITY and COMPETENCE,  people are amazing AND people are horrible.

This is why hiring accuracy matters so much.

Learn to tell the difference.

It's why you should to be selective when hiring a babysitter to watch your kids.

It's also why you should be selective when hiring someone to work with your customers...

Or manage your finances...

Or influence your culture...

Or lead your teams...

Choose wisely.