About The Video.
Interview: Don Moore, Professor, Hass School of Business.
University of Alabama coach Nick Saban talks about the truly important principle of, recruiting good players and then taking the time to develop them.
- Use your years of experience wisely: To borrow from Don Quixote; don't tilt at windmills. It is amazing how many times, as human beings, we will ignore what our experience tells us in the vain hope that it will be different this time. It's not that I think a hopeful outlook is completely wrong, I just think we should recognise these decisions for what they are and make plans if things go wrong.
- BE HAPPY: Remember to see things from the recruits Point of view. A smiling face and an upbeat demeanour will project a positive organisational attitude.
- It may be worth taking a look at the Team Building Page.
- Make sure you have an attractive package to offer prospective recruits.
- Systematise the selection process. Rely, as much as possible, on empirical data and verifiable facts.
- Always take into account the intelligence of the candidate
- Personal recommendations are an excellent way to prequalify potential recruits. To get the most out of this it's important to constantly remind your customers, suppliers, managers and staff/team members that you are always looking for new talent.
- Where necessary always use intelligence as a deciding factor. In the very early days of my coaching I was told talented players unable to retain and process information were effectively uncoachable. Time and time again I have found it to be true.
- Social media especially LinkedIn is playing an increasingly important role in recruitment. It would be prudent for you or one of your team to understand how this online phenomenon works.
- Always make a clear, rational and objective assessment on how the new recruit will impact on the existing team. How will they fit? This is perhaps the most important part of any recruitment process. Years of diligent team building can be undone by one bad recruit.