Mis-Hires

How to Prevent Promoting People Who Then Fail

Almost every leader I’ve interviewed has promoted people who were high performers in their current job, but failed when promoted. Years ago a popular business book was The Peter Principle (by Laurence Peter), a book that painfully documented how common it was to promote people to their level of incompetence.

Job Descriptions Suck – They Cause Your Mis-Hires

Job Descriptions are often so vague that they lead to preventable mis-hires; Job Scorecards, with measurable accountabilities for everything including competencies, prevent costly mis-hires. Exit interviews have for decades resulted in a common myth: companies conclude that the low performers they fired are just making excuses when they say their failing was because, “They never …

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