on’t ever underestimate the impact that you and your business have on others. As a business that helps companies find their greatest assets…their people (in our case they’re at the executive levels)…our responsibility is enormous. These are life altering decisions for everyone involved…everyone.
Candidates typically come with a package deal that includes spouses, partners, children, pets, etc., all of whom are affected by a change in one’s employment. Hiring managers have the responsibility of selecting talent that will both strengthen/add value to the team AND not be disruptive in a damaging way.
The impact to people ultimately effects productivity and profitability. When “closing deals” in our industry is seen as more important than valuing the impact we have on others…. it speaks volumes. Doing the latter doesn’t make you soft…it makes you human.