Jodie Cook

May 16, 2022

Three simple questions on whether you should hire someone

Do they get it?
Do they want it?
Do they have the capacity?

These are from the book Traction and they are simple yes or no questions.

Do they get what we are trying to achieve here?
Do they want to be part of this team, do they want the responsibility?
Do they have the capacity to do whatever this role entails?

You want three yesses, or getting this person to do this work to the standard required of them will likely be an uphill struggle that you simply don’t want to start. You can even structure interview questions and interview tasks around these three concepts so you can work out in huge detail if they are a yes or no for each question.

A super simple but super important concept that will prevent a lot of hiring mistakes.

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