Anyone can pretend for a day, a week, a while. But their true colours bleed through eventually.
The interview went great. Hired.
The first week – all introductions and explanations and “oh, you means” – never representative of how things will go when the job-proper starts.
Two or three weeks in, everyone’s getting to know what to expect – timekeeping, preparation, application, willingness, smarts, work ethic, skills, what experience counts for, a joiner or loner, vulnerable or protective, open or closed, capable or bluffer, life and soul or at-the-back quiet. Jury’s out.
Two or three months … now you know.
What you get is never quite what you thought.
Interviews, however clever, give a good impression – but they’re not the real thing.
That takes time.
What did you get? More or less than you thought you hired?
Skippy strategy: Hiring … at least two decisions, two steps apart.
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