Want to hire well? Develop a consistent and complete process that matches people to the true needs of the role. Then invest in a smooth and specific on-boarding process. This requires some investment and it works remarkably well.
Want a short cut? Hire the candidates with the highest measure of self-management (they usually make it through their day/week without excessive intervention) and personal accountability (they see how they contribute to situations, good or bad; they are proactive; they tend not to shift blame).
Hire for these two qualities and be willing to teach the rest. You will do remarkably well if you do.
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