Recruitment and Selection Cartoon
Mort Mayerson, an experienced business CEO suggests that
He therefore splits the job of the leader into two: first, it is about smart hiring, and then it is about creating an environment in which good people can do their best – removing obstacles to excellent performance and getting out of the way of the day-to-day work.
Another business writer, who has much to say on this topic, is Jim Collins, co-author of the ground-breaking work, “Good to Great.” In this book Collins said that the first thing a leader needs to do is:
In effect, he is saying that selection and placement should precede the formation of a particular business strategy. To explain further, he wrote that:
That is, getting the right people “on the bus,” or in your organization, or team, is essential to top performance. Selection of the right candidate for the job in question is therefore a manager’s first priority, because if you don’t have the right people working for you, your overall job as a leader is made so much harder.