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Hiring hack: How to better evaluate your candidates | Simon Sinek | Big Think

Hiring hack: How to better evaluate your candidates | Simon Sinek | Big Think

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Misunderstanding leadership

Leaderships is one of the most misunderstood responsibilities in business.

Many people confuse leadership with rank or authority.

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"True leaders understand that their responsibility is to take care of their people, just like a parent: to see them gain skills, to put them in situations where they get to discover more than they though they were capable of."

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True leadership doesn't happen when we're in charge; it happens when we take care of those in our charge.

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When we hire, we tend to hire by someone's resume and skill and their past results. And we hire also by how good their are at interviewing.

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You can go through the traditional way of hiring: "Show us your resume", "Tell us your biggest weakness" etc.

But it is better to treat the hiring process like a marriage: get to know your candidates, go out for lunch with them, figure our if you want to hang out with them and s...

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Most companies hire too quickly.

And if you do that, make sure that everybody has at least a six-month trial, for you to test them out and for them to test you out. This way, you can know them in real time, when you're doing actual work.

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