A great article by our esteemed Calibre One colleague, Tom Barnes about the essential role that "gut feel" plays in successful executive search processes in addition to evidence of track record and robust referencing. Enjoy.
Today’s answer to the question “How do you avoid hiring the wrong people?” is written by Tom Barnes, managing partner at Calibre One. It’s no secret that talent is one of the most important factors in driving the success or failure of a business. The stakes and potential negative impacts become even higher when you’re looking for executive leadership—that’s why so much effort and research is put into the “science of hiring.” However, finding a truly great employee with the right mix of experience and personality requires a more balanced approach—one that combines a fact-based, analytical process with basic intuition.