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.