Are You Hiring the Right People?

How to attract and retain the right people--employees who are excited by your company's values and will reward it with loyalty and stellar performance? Don't try to be all things to all employees. Instead, communicate your company's "signature experience"--the distinctive practice that best conveys what it's really like to work at your firm.

Consider Whole Foods Market's signature experience: team-based hiring. Employees in each department in every store vote on whether a new hire stays or goes after a trial period. This experience sends a strong message about the company's core values of collaboration and decentralization--and attracts only people who share those values.

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  October 29, 2008; 8:00 AM ET  | Category:  Management Tip of the Day
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