Nuggets of Wisdom to Help with Your Company HiringInk Well Mag September 4, 2015 0 COMMENTS
If you’ve ever wondered what goes on in the minds of big names like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Steve Jobs when hiring and building the right team, here are a few words of wisdom straight from the leaders themselves:
“If we weren’t still hiring great people and pushing ahead at full speed, it would be easy to fall behind and become a mediocre company.” – Bill Gates
Microsoft did not become one of the most recognized tech companies in the world by taking things easy. In the same way, you can’t slow down and think that your company’s current performance is “good enough”. Keep looking for talented individuals to join your team so you can keep it thriving and growing.
“You can dream, create, design, and build the most wonderful place in the world, but it requires people to make the dream a reality.” – Walt Disney
You can’t build an empire without a strong, dedicated workforce behind you, and the founder of The Walt Disney Company built his multibillion-dollar conglomerate on this foundation.
Employment recruiter service provider Hudson Staffing explains that the recruitment and selection process is highly demanding and time consuming. Business leaders should keep looking for talented individuals who will help achieve your company’s goals, who can work well with others to make it happen, and those who will support the business, not bring it down.
“I will only hire someone to work directly for me if I would work for that person.” – Mark Zuckerberg
The Facebook CEO’s approach shows how leaders should act: not as tyrant, but as leader and follower. You are hiring because you need a specific skill or knowledge set; keep in mind then to respect and consider the hire’s expertise.
Always be humble enough to listen and heed the advice of your team members, regardless of position or rank. While you want a talented team, you also want employees who put high regard to ethical standards and other rules you submit to.
“When you have really good people, you don’t have to baby them. By expecting them to do great things, you can get them to do great things…” – Steve Jobs
The original Mac team taught Jobs that A-plus players like to work together, and they don’t like it if you tolerate B-grade work. The co-founder and former CEO of Apple and former Pixar chief executive does not want subpar work, which is something every business leader should want.
No matter its size or the industry it belongs to, your company is only as successful as the employees you work with. This is why hiring the right staff is a crucial process for all business leaders, even those who head the world’s largest and most powerful companies.