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Monday, May 9, 2016


I once called a supervisor for a reference check on a prospective employee I was considering for hire.  I identified myself, the purpose for the call, and the person about whom I was inquiring.  There was a brief moment of silence on the line, and then the supervisor stated, "Oh yeah, he's average or better."

Huh?  Average or better?  "Tepid" is the best word I could think of to describe that reference.

No, I didn't hire that candidate.  Nor would I hire any candidate that got the same sort of tepid reference.  "Average or better" players are NOT the kind of folks I want to add to my/our team.

To get better, we need better.  Significantly better.  Keep lookin'.

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