One of the secrets of the best leaders I’ve met is the significance they place on employee selection.
If you hire the wrong people, all the best management techniques in the world won’t bail you out.
You simply can’t achieve consistent results until you get the right people in place.
Trying to fix people problems after someone is recruited is, at best, a poor use of time and talent and, at worst, full of costly consequences and a drain on valuable resources.
Hiring is a front-end loaded situation – not a backend issue to deal with later.
Bottom line, you need to leverage success by avoiding the pitfalls of poor recruitment decisions and focus on selecting the best and brightest from the available applicant pool.