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Which is Better: Making Smart Hires or Hiring Smart People?


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Expert Perspective by Grahall’s OmniMedia Editorial Board

The Editorial Board enjoyed reading Roland Smith’s article for the Wall Street Journal (Five Rules for Making Smart Hires).    His list of “five ways to make smart hires and avoid costly mistakes” is spot on and addresses those areas that, although perhaps it seems obvious, are often overlooked in the selection and on boarding processes. 

We’d like to add a “Grahall spin” to these topics.  The best way to make smart  and to hire smart people is first to do a thorough “self reflection”.  That is to really understand the organization and articulate this understanding. 
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