Tag Archives: hiring

Don’t Hire For Culture Fit

You’ve probably heard the advice: “Don’t hire for skills, hire for culture fit.” The idea is that if someone is a good fit for your company culture, you can train them on the skills they need. But the reverse isn’t always true. No matter how much training you give them, you can’t really change someone’s personality. Thus, began a series ...

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The Hiring Mistake That Would Kill Your Company’s Innovation Culture

The growth stage of a startup is scary and painful. With perfectly good intentions, founders make this mistake, that may lead to the company’s failure. When a startup is born, its founders are the creators of everything. They are the ones responsible for product (or service) development, for initial marketing and sales, and everything else that’s needed. They get their hands real dirty. When they ...

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Hire the Best People with These 6 Interview Questions

In 30 years of interviewing people for roles in fast-paced startup cultures, I've come to realize that the vast majority of standard interview questions are useless. Yes, I know that sounds harsh, but the reality is that most interviewing guidelines have been developed for larger companies that have square holes they need to fill with square pegs.

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Una mirada el interior del acabado modelo de contratación corporativa

He estado leyendo con interés algunos textos de la reciente serie #HowIHire de Linkedin y, al hacerlo, ha sido interesante observar cómo muchas personas todavía están operando bajo el viejo y acabado paradigma de contratación cuando se trata del mercado de trabajo. El mejor del conjunto que he leído ha sido el de Beth Comstock “Usted está contratado. ¿Y ahora qué?”, que tiene más que ver...

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How NOT To Innovate

Liberal vs. conservative, PC vs. Mac, Chevy vs. Ford. Seems there’s always two points of view, two approaches, two views. Or there’s a continuum. What about “innovation”? What are the opposing approaches to innovation?

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