For instance, rather than training salespeople to persuade prospects to buy, “high-probability selling” assumes that enough people want to buy so that you should eliminate unlikely prospects right away.
When hiring, ask yourself what qualities you know you don’t want and eliminate those candidates first. One business owner immediately disqualifies candidates experienced only in consulting or investment banking. He wants people with hands-on experience.
Try to find “No” criteria in these categories:
- Which job candidates will you say “No” to?
- Which projects will you say “No” to?
- Which intrusions on your time will you say “No” to?
- DOL's advice: Think twice before using interns as free labor
- Tap federal program to gain 'insurance' on risky hires
- 2 tactics to prevent needless litigation: Online applications and blind screening
- Applicant filed for bankruptcy: Can you refuse to hire him?
- How can I do a better job of screening applicants?