we’ve had a big hiring push lately at my firm, and to be quite frank i don’t really like it.
to me it’s not enough to hire bright, intelligent, promising people to add to your workforce. Â you have to go beyond that and think about the team(s) those people will be on. Â this is hard to do when you are hiring people for their capabilities rather than a particular task. Â you need to be asking: can they become the new leaders of this team? Â can they handle the pressures of a highly dynamic development process? Â will they be able to form those trusting bonds with their coworkers?
i’ve been a part of many teams in both my academic and professional lives to know that just because someone has all the skills necessary, and their resumÃ© checks all the boxes on your list of “the perfect candidate,” that doesn’t mean that they’re the right fit for your organization. Â conversely, i’ve known people who have not been the brightest or the most talented but whom have made the organization thrive because they were excellent teammates.