Decision

What do you do with THAT employee?

“He’s my best sales guy. He makes his numbers quarter after quarter! But everyone dreads it when he comes into the office.” My friend was on the verge of tears – it was clear that he was going to have to do something about his sales guy, if he didn’t want others to quit. But he…

3 Steps to Improve Our Hiring Situation

“Can you please talk to my father? I had just finished explaining the offer of a full-time job we were extending to one of our contract engineers. “Your father? Why?” I asked. “That way I can honestly tell my friends, who want me to take another job, that my father insisted that I take this…

Hiring for a startup

From my latest article, the first in the second phase of the Start-up Logic entrepreneurship series in the Hindu BusinessLine. Her father is in the lobby, waiting to meet you,” I was told. I wasn’t sure I had heard right, so when I stepped out into the little passage that served as the “lobby” of…

3 Reasons to Dive Deep in Your Job

“What would keep you with our company for 10 years?” This is a question I pose at every interview I conduct. Whenever I ask this question to a prospective employee I am greeted with a wide variety of responses — the younger the job candidate, the more incredulous is his reaction. I can hear the…