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Hire the Right Employee: 3 Golden Rules for Hiring

Jason Nazar is CEO & Co-founder of Docstoc (docstoc.com). In this video he shares three golden rules for hiring.

  1. Hire the most qualified candidates for each position
  2. Instills a dedicated & driving attitude in employees
  3. Avoid candidates with bad attitudes
  4. A single employee can ruin the company's morale
  5. Push your employees to work harder than everyone else
  6. Hardworking employees offer the best chance for success

There are three golden rules I follow for every single employee that I hire and I’d given a speech to every employee that I’ve hired.

The first is they’re the best at what they do. As owners and operators of businesses, we have to be unrelenting and bringing in the absolute best talent and hold ourselves in every person we hire to that standard but the reason that’s really important is that the person coming in feels and knows that they’re the best person for that role and more importantly that they know that every other person that they’re going to be working with is the best in their roles as well too and they’ll set a standard for excellence that will carry through on your company.

Number two, no A-holes. In a small startup small business, the people in the company can absolutely ruin it and one bad seed, one bad apple can ruin an entire company culture in an organization and there is no room for people that are passive aggressive, are going to fight with other people, bring in politics or have a big ego. There’s got to be no absolutely A-holes in that organization.

And finally is we all have to work harder than everybody else. Bringing a small business to life is like trying to make something physical out of thin air and the one thing that we can always control is how hard we work, and by getting people and employees that are always going to go the extra mile and are always going to work harder than everybody else, we’re going to give ourselves the best chance of being successful.

And by communicating those three things to each new person that you hire and setting that as the expectation on the very first day, you’re going to make sure to get the most out of your employees from day one.

Transcription: They’re three golden rules I follow for every single employee that I hire and I've given this speech to every employee that I’ve hired. The first is: they’re the best at what they do. As owners and operators of businesses we have to be unrelenting in bringing in the absolute best talent. And hold our selves and every person we hire to that standard. But the reason that’s really important is so that the person coming in feels and knows that they’re the best person for that role and more importantly that they know that everyone other person they’re going to working with is the best in their roles as well too, and will set a standard for excellence that will carry through in your company. Number two: No A-Holes. In a small start up, small business, the people in the company can absolutely ruin it. And on bad seed, one bad apple, can ruin an entire company culture and organization, and there’s just no room for people that are passive aggressive, are going to fight with other people, bring in politics or have a big ego. There’s got to be absolutely no A-Holes in that organization. And finally is, we all have to work harder than everybody else. Bringing a small business into life is like making something physical out of thin air. And the one thing we can always control is how hard we work, and by getting people and employees that are always going to go the extra mile and are always going to work harder than everybody else, were going to give ourselves the best chance at being successful. And by communicating those three things to each new person that you hire and setting that as the expectation on the very first day, you’re going to make sure you get the most out of your employees from day one.