Tag Archives: recruiting

Bad hire? Blame the CEO

How much does a bad hire cost companies? It’s more than just money according to this infographic by Mindflash. Hiring the wrong person also causes lost time, productivity, and morale.

|10 Apr 2014

Introducing my new Forbes column

The American CEO

I have just become a Forbes contributor and my site is aptly named The American CEO, where I give “practical advice for current and aspiring CEOs” much like I do in this blog.

|18 Apr 2013

How CEOs Hire: Elon Musk on Interviewing Every Candidate

I actually interview everyone at SpaceX personally. And we’re a 500-person company, so that’s a lot of interviews.
What do I look for? It depends on the task.

|04 Feb 2013

21st Century Employee Motivation (Video)

What’s the best way to motivate employees? Career analyst Dan Pink gave a fantastic presentation at the TEDGlobal 2009 conference titled “The Puzzle of Motivation,” where he discussed the science behind extrinsic vs. intrinsic motivators.

|27 Dec 2012

Hiring for Cultural Fit vs. Competence

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Earlier this week I continued my series about the three most important tools a CEO needs to succeed: credibility, competence, and caring.

|20 Dec 2012