Hiring 101, How We Hire
Scout for red flags and off-handed remarks during the interview process. They speak directly to the character.
Develop hiring rules and agreed-upon characteristics and stick to them. Do not make exceptions. We have a character checklist, and they must have each characteristic to work here.
Only hire people that fit your corporate culture.
Run a background check: DMV, credit, and criminal on every new hire.
Meet them more than once. In fact, I have at least 3 interviews in different environments. (Dave is notorious for interviewing in the company kitchen – it throws people off.)
Phone interview? If they are on the phone a lot, make one of the interviews a phone interview – listen to their voice tone. Did it sell you?
Dinner anyone? Take the potential employee and their family to dinner. People’s home life affects their work-life, and we care about them as a whole.