How Jack Welch Hires

The Must-Haves, the Definitely-Should-Haves and the Game-Changer

September 23, 2013

by Jack and Suzy Welch

Hiring? What a great problem to have. It can only mean your organization is growing, which is terrific, or that you’ve got an existing position you can now fill with an even bigger dose of talent than before.

Either way, congratulations.

Why aren’t you smiling?

Well, probably because you know from experience that hiring is about as hard to get right as it is critical to your company’s success – which is to say, very.

Fortunately, hiring isn’t a black box of gut and luck, although it can sometimes feel that way, like when your home-run candidate turns out to be a wash out by Day 30 on the job. Rather, hiring is a discipline which improves with time and practice. Or put more precisely, we’ve found that hiring improves with time and practice if you deploy a very specific (and truth be told, pretty unbending) qualifications check-list.

Read more here.