Richard Sears on hiring & motivation

  • July 01, 2004

It’s the people you hire who make your success, said Sears, Roebuck & Co. founder Richard W. Sears. Here are some thoughts from an article he wrote in 1910:

Inconsistent hiring sinks your defense

  • December 01, 2002

Don't leave the hiring and firing process up to your managers. Standardize your practices, and make sure everyone follows them. Giving any worker, especially a disabled...

Rehiring ex-addict? Get proof of rehab

  • August 01, 2002

Joel Hernandez had worked for Hughes Aircraft for 25 years when he tested positive for cocaine during a workplace drug test. Rather than be fired, he resigned. The...

The best way to probe

  • January 01, 2000

When you’re interviewing a job candidate or weighing whether to promote someone, encourage them to analyze the past.