This week's KIQ comes from an executive who only wants to hire "missionaries" and has a very specific hiring strategy.
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Jessica Herrin is the founder and CEO of Stella & Dot Family Brands, a women's goods company that made over $300 million in revenue in 2015. Speaking with the New York Times, she commented on the challenge of finding new talent as the company's growth took off.
Herrin was adamant on fostering a culture where employees genuinely cared about the mission of Stella & Dot and are good to the people around them. She would start interviews by asking job candidates about their past followed by "What do you want to be known for, what mark do you want to leave?".
According to Herrin:
"I just want to see that they’re someone who really has a deep well of passion and that they think that way. "… It’s really about, do you care about the mission, do you have a fierce work ethic, are you a good person who other people enjoy being around, and do you care about winning as a company? That’s what I really try to tease out."
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[Via Business Insider]