When I meet successful people I ask 100 questions as to what they attribute their success to. It is usually the same: persistence, hard work and hiring good people.
The key for us, number one, has always been hiring very smart people.
Never hire someone who knows less than you do about what he's hired to do.
I am convinced that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the end of the day you bet on people, not on strategies.
In looking for people to hire, look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence and energy. And if they don't have the first, the other two will kill you.
When I'm hiring, I don't look for credentials, I look for knowledge.
I’d rather interview 50 people and not hire anyone than hire the wrong person.
Hiring people is an art, not a science, and resumes can't tell you whether someone will fit into a company's culture.
The secret to successful hiring is this: look for the people who want to change the world.
If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.
As a business owner or manager, you know that hiring the wrong person is the most costly mistake you can make.
The only thing more expensive than hiring a professional, is hiring an amateur.
Recently, I was asked if I was going to fire an employee who made a mistake that cost the company $600,000. No, I replied, I just spent $600,000 training him. Why would I want somebody to hire his experience?
You need to have a collaborative hiring process.
I would rather hire a man with enthusiasm, than a man who knows everything.
I've said consistently that no employer ever really accepts a union. They tolerate the unions. The very minute they can get a pool of unemployment they'll challenge the unions and try to get back what they call managements prerogatives, meaning hire, fire, pay what you want.
The moment you feel the need to tightly manage someone, you've made a hiring mistake. The best people don't need to be managed. Guided, taught, led-yes. But not tightly managed.
I hire people brighter than me and then I get out of their way.
Vin Diesel had to hire a babysitter.
This is like the town council just hired a new marshal to clean up the town, I guarantee you, if I stay here long enough, they'll get rid of me, too.
An axe at home saves hiring a carpenter.
When I’m hiring a cook for one of my restaurants, and I want to see what they can do, I usually ask them to make me an omelette.
G.P.A.’s are worthless as a criteria for hiring, and test scores are worthless. We found that they don’t predict anything.
I'll hire blacks as long as they can do the cotton-pickin' job.
Bear in mind that brains and learning, like muscle and physical skill, are articles of commerce. They are bought and sold. You can hire them by the year or by the hour. The only thing in the world not for sale is character.
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