Earlier today I attended the Entrepreneurs’ Organization workshop lead by Atlanta native Adam Robinson of Hireology. Adam did a great job taking us through best practices around hiring. This wasn’t a workshop for sourcing candidates, on-boarding candidates, or any other recruiting best practices. One of the segments that I really enjoyed was learning about Hireology’s so called super elements. Much like the periodic elements in nature, there’s a long list of elements to analyze for making great hiring decisions, with four being the most pervasive regardless of position.
- Attitude – their general feelings or disposition
- Sense of Accountability – the extent to which a person believes he or she has control over their own outcomes, also called the “locus of control”
- Prior Related Job Success – having met formal goals in past jobs that are similar to the job at hand
- Culture Fit – the degree to which the candidate shares similar values with the organization, and demonstrates an authentic interest in the job at hand
Adam did a great job and entrepreneurs should pay attention to Hireology’s thought leadership content and application.
What else? What are your thoughts on the four super-elements for startup hiring?