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Hiring 101, How We Hire • Problem solving • In the Spirit of the “Haunted” Holiday

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Hiring 101, How We Hire

Scout for red flags and off handed remarks during the interview process. They speak directly to 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 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 the tone of their voice. 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.

Problem solving

1. Calm your mind & yourself, panic is costly.
2. Think about your training & experience.
3. Think about what you already know about solving the problem.
4. Break the problem down into a set of priorities.
5. Negative thinking is a dead end.
6. Don’t dwell on mistakes that you made while solving the problem.
7. Prepare yourself for the long haul.
8. Mentally motivate yourself.
9. Break the rules only when your goal is within reach.

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In the Spirit of the “Haunted” Holiday

Halloween spread throughout Europe in the 17th Century. It began with “All Hallows Eve.”

Trick or Treat originated in Britain where it was known as Mischief Night.

The tradition of witches riding their brooms originated from the broomstick as the symbol of the magical powers of women since it was employed in the cleansing of ritual places.

A pumpkin is really a squash – a member of the Cucurbita family.

The Irish and English brought the tradition of carving turnips and potatoes with them to America – however they discovered that pumpkins were easier to carve.

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