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Finding Character and Chemistry in Recruitment

Rick JamesRick James

So much depends on the people we hire. I find it amazing that we usually judge on the basis of such limited information. We need to look beyond competence and look more at the inward qualities of people.

I’ve also found it valuable to include:

Obviously it’s almost impossible to really know someone’s character before they start work. But that’s no excuse for just ignoring it. We can at least try to find out what drives people and how they react in difficult situations. And it does not stop with recruitment – what about staff appraisal and development?

Pause and Reflect:

The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart. (1 Samuel 16:7).

Stop judging by mere appearances, and make a right judgment. (John 7:24)

How do we appraise on the basis of character?

How do we strengthen people’s character?

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Rick James