3 common hiring mistakes to avoid

3 common hiring mistakes to avoid

Whitney Johnson

When looking for a new hire to join your team, there’s always a risk that you’ll inadvertently skip over the perfect candidate. This sometimes happens when your subconscious mind is looking for something that isn’t in the job description, suggests executive coach Whitney Johnson. “While there are many issues you’re likely to be consciously aware of when you’re hiring – like the specific skills the new person will need, and the tasks you want them to perform – each of us also has a subconscious mind at work,” she writes. In this article, Johnson highlights three emotional motivations that can derail your job hunt. If you are seeking a clone of yourself, a henchman to do your dirty work, or a unicorn, you are more likely to make the wrong hiring decisions. 

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