School Leadership Reimagined - People Hire for Skill and Fire for Will

EPISODE 71

People Hire for Skill and Fire for Will

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:
  • Our typical hiring process is flawed. It helps us screen for skill, but it does little to help us screen for will.
  • In order to hire someone who will be a good fit for your culture, you need to adjust your hiring process in five specific ways.
  • Ultimately, if you want to attract the right people to your school, you need to build a school where others love to work. A compelling vision, mission, and core values will help you attract the right people and repel the wrong ones.

Have you ever hired someone who looked great on paper but was an absolute disappointment once they were in your school? If you have, then you know how frustrating that can be. Well, on today's episode, you'll discover how to avoid making a hiring decision you'll regret. Even if someone looks great on paper, there are still 5 things you must do to make sure that they will be a great fit for your school culture. So tune in and find out how to avoid making a hiring decision you'll regret #LikeABuilder.

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  • The number one reason people regret a hiring decision.

  • How the typical interview process gets it wrong.

  • Three things you can do to make your hiring process more robust. 

  • Why you should tweak how you recruit and post job openings.

  • How you can adjust your interview questions to screen for both skill and will.

  • Who should be on your interview team.

  • What you should do when checking references.

  • How you should follow up with interviewees.

  • Why a second interview might be a good idea.

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