Listen To Your Gut Instincts

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“You have got to listen to the voice in your gut. It is individual.  It is unique. It is yours.  It’s called being authentic.”  ~ Meredith Vieira, Journalist

Recently, I had the opportunity to interview Jay Henderson from  The interview was about how to hire the right person for the job.  One of the most costly areas for a business is hiring and losing employees.

Many times employers will hire the next person who walks in their door just to fill the empty seat they have.  Being short-handed is very stressful on a business in multiple ways so filling the position quickly seems to be the right thing to do.

What isn’t the right thing to do is to fill it with the wrong person.

I have worked with many physicians looking to hire the right person for a position they have open.  I can tell you from experience that there have been times that I have read through 80-100 resumes just to find a handful of likely candidates to interview.

During my interview with Jay Henderson he told me something very interesting that I will remember.  He said that when a candidate is being interviewed by a manager or supervisor it is wise to have the business owner walk into the interview to introduce themselves, shake the candidates hand, tell them it was nice to meet them and walk out.

The purpose of this encounter is for the business owner to find out what their “gut” feeling is about the candidate.  If they got a strong negative feeling for whatever reason then the candidate should not be considered.  He said that most of the time people’s “gut” instincts are right on and you should follow them.

What have you experienced when it comes to “gut” instincts in this area?  I know that my boss has been right in a few of instances and I have been wrong.  Next time I do interviews I am really going to pay more attention to my gut feelings.

“To thine own self be true”

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