3 C’s of Hiring

September 26, 2011

We hire people for what they know and then fire them for who they are.”

Have you found this statement to be true?  You have hired someone who is highly talented, but they don’t work out because of character issues? Or maybe they just don’t fit your culture?

The three C’s are fairly well known, but seemingly not well practiced.  They are (in order of importance):




Most of us seem to know this, but if you look at most hiring systems, all the documentation revolves around the third C – competency or job skills.  If you truly believe that character is foundational and that chemistry is key to a healthy team, then you need to rebuild your human systems to reflect this type thinking.

Until you do, you will continue to bring on talented people and then wonder why they did not work out.

Blessings on your week!!


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