Ms. Johnson goes on to conclude that “By investigating the emotional “job-to-be-done” of a new hire, as well as the actual job we need them to do, we become less likely to hire the wrong person for the wrong role, and more likely to hire a great person for a great role.” Great advice for making the right new hire the first time, no matter what amount of practice you get in your new managerial role.
Getting the word out and remaining a professional on social media are keys to not only landing the job you want, but maintaining your professional reputation in the job you are in. Although there are myriad stories of social media abuse destroying once polished reputations, you can use these tips to use it to your advantage and get the job you want.
What the best candidate wants is a recruitment deck: Like Netflix a decade ago, many companies probably already have that information ready to go – in their investor’s pitch. It might surprise many how little effort it takes to turn an investor’s deck into a recruitment deck that can attract the attention of the key people a growing company needs. It often requires just a few, albeit important tweaks. The key thing is to think about hiring as less of an approach of HR than of marketing (and ideally the marketing people should at least review the recruitment deck). So if a company wants to land the best talent, it should appeal to them with its mission, values, and goal – just as if they were investors.
No matter your company size you need the insight to discover how best to get the maximum output from every employee. Your flexibility, as well as a clear understanding of your personal expectations, can make hiring choices easier and more prosperous for everyone involved.
When considering just “taking a sec” to scan your emails, instant messages on your cell or Facebook, stay mindful of the potential cost. Although likely gone are the days of monastic focus on one daily task, you can regain control of your tasking list through message mindfulness. Check those messages, but not first thing in the morning, and take time to put hard problem first on your agenda for at least your first hour of the day.