TRIPLE III TIME: The Art of Hiring The Right People

Picture2One of the most challenging responsibilities for leaders of any business or organization is hiring the right people.  During times of economic progress the recruitment and selection of new employees becomes even more difficult due to the limited number of available hires.  And even when the pool of employment candidates is higher, the challenge of selecting the best person gets clouded based on qualifications, the results of every interview and thoughts about “fit” in your group(s).

Perfection again is not possible in The Art of Hiring The Right People.  However British-born American author and inspirational speaker Simon Sinek offers some great advice with the following quote:

“If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money.  But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood and sweat and tears.”

In my organizational leadership days, I was lucky enough to follow the hiring strategy outlined in Mr. Sinek’s words and surround myself with the right people.  Did money sometimes become an issue…yes…but most times the greater challenge was to find the right place for individuals  who “fit” our agency…but were not in the best employment position where they could make their maximum contributions to the “cause”.

The most important take-away from this week’s TRIPLE III TIME… The Art of Hiring The Right People message, is to prioritize the personnel-values contained in Simon Sinek’s quote.  Regardless of your business or organizations service or product, you as the leader/owner know the beliefs, blood, sweat and tears that make your entity “the best in the business”!  Therefore, never minimize these factors when hiring.

About Inspiring Innovations, Inc.

Marv Pichla is currently the owner and Creative Advisor for his own small business, Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Sharing his unique experience with entrepreneurship and innovation in public service, Marv consults with public and private business, education, and community organizations to develop new and different problem solving methods through real-life example-based learning. Prior to starting-up Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Marv served as Executive Director for Thumb Area Michigan Works! As Executive Director, Marv used public sector innovation as his guide for the organizations regional career development, employment service, education and strategic planning initiatives. Finally, Marv was raised on a farm in the Thumb Area of Michigan where he claims he received the education principles he values most. However, he obtained his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Center Michigan University in Public Administration and eventually his Ph.D. from Capella University in Minnesota. Marv can be reached at:

Posted on April 21, 2023, in LEADERSHIP - ALWAYS!. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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