By Tim Lubinus, BCI Executive Director/Treasurer
It is very likely that the lead news story on Tuesday will be the results of the Iowa Caucuses. Recently our office just hired a new staff person and the thought process is remarkably for the position that is about to come open for president of the United States of America. For example when selecting a new employee:
- Start by narrowing the pool of acceptable candidates by learning their values. More important than learning a candidate’s specific positions is the method he or she uses in making decisions. This knowledge will give you confidence in the way that future, yet unknown decisions will be made.
- Learn how the candidate’s values are implemented through his or her actual experience and accomplishment rather than their spoken claims of future accomplishment. Don’t be influenced by a candidate’s claim of accomplishment this is vague or only in the future.
- When we’ve been given the responsibility to make a decision, we are negligent if we don’t do the research to pick the best candidate and participate in the decision process. We shouldn’t abdicate our responsibility to others for mission critical job positions or we may find ourselves stuck with employees that are difficult to dismiss and are leading us in the wrong direction.
Let’s do our best to participate in the hiring process on Monday.
Questions? Comments? Email me directly at TLubinus@BCIowa.org.