The Easy Way to Avoid a Hiring Fail [Podcast S05E07]

Save Time, Money, and Sanity with One Simple Principle

Welcome to Season 5, Episode 7 of the This Is Your Life podcast. Stu McLaren is filling in for my regular cohost Michele Cushatt. In this episode, we discuss how one simple principle can save you from a hiring fail.

A lot of bad things happen when you hire the wrong people. They drain your energy, alienate clients, customers, and coworkers, and make life miserable. And you can avoid it all if you remember just one thing: some people come with batteries and some don’t.

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In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • 5 warning signs somebody will suck the life out of you and your team.
  • The single most important thing you can do in a job interview.
  • What complaining and gossip are costing you and your team.
  • 4 practical steps to ensuring you land and retain high-energy team members—and avoid the rest.
  • Why it’s vital to celebrate and promote your high-energy team members.

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You can download a complete, word-for-word transcript of this episode here, courtesy of Ginger Schell, a professional transcriptionist, who does all my transcriptions.

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My favorite part of doing these podcasts is participating in the conversation they provoke. Each week, I ask one question. This week, it is this:

Question: Have you ever worked with someone without batteries? What was the effect on you and your team? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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