Recruitment and travel

By July 6, 2007From mobile

Posted by mobile phone:
Two parts to this post. First a recruitment tip from my new friend Henrick (veteran of three startups and now going for his fourth in visual search).

Whenever he interviews someone he looks for three solid pillars – work, family and an outside interest (usually physical – he plays hockey). If one of the three is missing then the candidate has a high risk of instability – in his view. After all, at any given time one of the three is likely to be heading south and you will need the other two in place to stay sane.

I`m not sure this applies too well for CEOs and founders – they can often be peculiarly focused and driven – but it is a good general rule.

The second thing is to say that I will be travelling for the next few days and probably won`t have a chance to post again before Thursday – although I will try and sneak something over the wire on Weds.

  • Is Henrick American? A good work, a nice home in the suburbs with a charming family and the sunday bbq to talk about baseball šŸ˜‰ In Italy it would be a good job in a bank or a public office, a family to bring to the church every sunday in the morning and the bar to talk about soccer in the afternoon šŸ˜€
    Ciao ciao. Nicola

  • Is Henrick American? A good work, a nice home in the suburbs with a charming family and the sunday bbq to talk about baseball šŸ˜‰ In Italy it would be a good job in a bank or a public office, a family to bring to the church every sunday in the morning and the bar to talk about soccer in the afternoon šŸ˜€
    Ciao ciao. Nicola

  • I couldn’t agree more Nic, for me a sporting background is almost the most important asset, as it shows discipline, competitiveness, hardwork and if it is a team sport it will also bring with it good communication skills.

    I maybe biased as I am an ex 800 meter athlete, but the again look at Sebastian Coe and what he has achieved.

    Regards
    Stephen
    http://www.recruitment-views.com

  • I couldn’t agree more Nic, for me a sporting background is almost the most important asset, as it shows discipline, competitiveness, hardwork and if it is a team sport it will also bring with it good communication skills.

    I maybe biased as I am an ex 800 meter athlete, but the again look at Sebastian Coe and what he has achieved.

    Regards
    Stephen
    http://www.recruitment-views.com

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  • Hope you enjoyed your travel or your vacation. I will look forward for your next post.

  • hi, it's my first time to visit your blog.. Anyway hope you enjoyed your vacation.

  • hi, it's my first time to visit your blog.. Anyway hope you enjoyed your vacation.