Avoid the Pitfall of the Lowest Common Denominator

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Ruth Glover
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Avoid the Pitfall of the Lowest Common Denominator
Ruth Glover   1/13/2014 9:39:31 PM

Suggestion: read Malcolm Gladwell's book, titled David and Goliath.  Good read and demonstrates that that the underdog often produces more than the top dog.  

For example, hiring managers may want an individual with educational credentials from a pretigious university, who costs more.  The manager may think the new hire will produce more. while missing someone with strong work ethics and a lower GPA.  By not always looking for "the best," we can find excellent employees and a willingness to do whatever it takes, rather than simply aspire to stardom.  I'm not saying that the top talent should not be considered but leaving the seat empty may be solved with less stringent requirements and excellent interviewing preparation.


Ruth Glover

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