016: Hiring the right people; 3 tips from Richard Branson, and some from me.
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November 18, 2015
As I’ve said before, I’m reading Richard Branson’s book, The Virgin Way. This book is full of amazing nuggets of greatness. There’s a whole section on hiring the right people, which, is where these three rules come from. I’ll be adding in some of my own tips at the end. Don’t Delegate, Do it yourself. Hiring is important. So much so that you can’t always trust others to hire the right people. I’ve found that many times when interviewing someone, I just get a “feeling” whether they will fit in or not. Our company has full-time recruiters to help us find amazing talent. They do a fantastic job, but sometimes they find candidates that check all of the boxes. They’ve got the skills, experience and have a great personality…but something just doesn’t feel right to me. That’s why its important for me to be there and to do the final hiring. I’m not alone on this either. Larry Page, CEO at Google, and Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin, also stay close to the pulse. So much so that Larry Page is still involved in the…