It is a mistake to hire huge numbers of people to get a complicated job done. Numbers will never compensate for talent in getting the right answer (two people who don’t know something are no...
My biggest mistake is probably weighing too much on someone’s talent and not someone’s personality. I think it matters whether someone has a good heart.
I don’t believe in process. In fact, when I interview a potential employee and he or she says that ‘it’s all about the process,’ I see that as a bad sign. The problem is that...
Resources are hired to give results, not reasons.
We have a strict ‘no-assholes policy’ at SpaceX.
The men at the top aren’t that great at properly assessing the women under them, certainly not enough to gauge their potential or intestinal fortitude.
As much as possible, avoid hiring MBAs. MBA programs don’t teach people how to create companies.
One of the things that spoke to me in hiring these ladies is that their No. 1 priority is to have fun. They want to use the program as a stepping stone to get to...
You want to feel like people are hiring you because they want to work with you, not because of who your parents are.
You hire the best people you can possibly find. Then it’s up to you to create an environment where great people decide to stay and invest their time.
The hiring of those new detectives is not specifically in response to the spike in murders we are seeing this year, but it certainly comes at a good time for the homicide unit.
If you make a hiring mistake, make the change quickly. Don’t ignore problems. Don’t assume it will get better.
Time spent on hiring is time well spent.
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