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On Hiring

15 February 2023

Imagine you're planning a trip to the beach.

You've been looking forward to this vacation for months and you're eager to relax and soak up the sun.

You pack your bags, making sure to include all the essentials: sunscreen, a swimsuit, and a good book. You're feeling confident and ready to go.

As you head to the airport, you realise that you need to bring along another piece of luggage. Maybe it's for a friend or family member who is joining you on the trip, or perhaps you need to bring some extra gear for a fun activity you have planned. Regardless of the reason, you suddenly find yourself with an extra bag in hand and a decision to make.

  • Do you really need this extra luggage?

  • Will it make your trip better or just add extra weight to your journey?

  • And more importantly, will it fit in with the rest of your bags and your overall travel plans?

These are all important questions to consider when choosing to bring along this extra luggage.

The same is true when it comes to hiring a new candidate for your company.

Just like that extra luggage, a new hire can have a significant impact on your organisation.

It's important to consider whether this person is truly necessary and if they will fit in with your existing team and company culture. It's also important to be open to the potential of this new hire and not just what you want or expect.

Hiring the wrong candidate is like bringing along the wrong luggage on a trip. It can weigh you down and limit your potential, especially if you need to scale or change direction in the future.

That's why it's important to take the time to understand what you need for your company and to choose the right candidate who will help you achieve your goals.

  • Just like you carefully consider what to pack for your trip, take the time to carefully consider who you hire.

  • Make sure they have the skills and experience you need, and that they will fit in with your team and company culture.

  • And always be open to optimising for the potential of this new hire, not just what you want or expect.

By following these principles, you can ensure that you make the right choice when it comes to hiring, just as you would when choosing what luggage to bring along on your next trip.

As a product designer, I've learned the importance of choosing the right luggage, or in this case, the right candidate, through my own experiences. That's why I've decided to found a design studio with the goal of committing to and supporting only the best partners and clients.

My focus is on thriving together, not just hiring for the sake of it.

By carefully selecting who we work with and who we bring on board, we can ensure that we are always moving forward, growing, and achieving our goals. And just like packing the right luggage can make all the difference on a trip, hiring the right candidate can have a profound impact on the success of a company.

So, I encourage you to take the time to consider what you truly need in a new hire, and to choose wisely.

The right choice can lead to a journey filled with success and growth, just as the right luggage can lead to a trip full of memorable experiences.

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