Secret #7 - A Selection Process

Henry Ford didn't invent the automobile.  Henry got rich and famous by the perfecting a process...  a process for producing cars, on an assembly line, where he could put out one good car after another.  If you want to select one good employee after another, you need a Selection Process.


Every company needs to work at building a customized Selection Process to meet its specific needs.  Here are some important keys to remember.

  • Recruit all the time... not just when you have an opening.  If you are always looking for good people, you'll be prepared when the time is right.
  • The best candidates aren't usually looking for new employment, so you have to know how to go out and find them.
  • A good hunter knows his prey.  To help identify and clarify what you're looking for, write job descriptions.
  • Start with a screening interview to qualify the applicant as a legitimate candidate who is worth some of your time and money.
  • The person in control of an interview is the one asking the questions.  You should spend 90% of your time listening.
  • No one knows about a person's past performance better than their previous managers.  Check References!
  • Use a professional evaluation service to help you learn as much as possible about the candidate.
  • Write your Selection Process down, so you can share it with others, then continue to look for ways to improve it.

Onward and Upward!


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