by Dave Porter
When one of our marketing directors went down to the lobby to greet a young woman who was interviewing for an entry-level position, she found the candidate engrossed in the screen of her BlackBerry. “Just a sec,” the candidate told her would-be boss. “I’m in the middle of a message.”
The marketing director interviewed the young woman, but did not hire her. Another company might have, but not Baystate Financial.
We operate under four principles: integrity, competence, professionalism and work ethic. When the firm’s recruiters interview job applicants, they look for candidates with those four qualities.
It’s your hire, so you’re accountable
Baystate won’t hire someone who shows up for the interview dressed like it’s Saturday. Or chewing gum. Or late.
Any manager who ignores blatant symptoms of an unprofessional attitude is accountable for that new hire’s predictably laissez-faire behavior on the job.
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