𝐊𝐞𝐲 𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐡𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐠𝐥𝐨𝐛𝐚𝐥 𝐂𝐄𝐎𝐬 𝐈 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲.
𝑨𝒍𝒘𝒂𝒚𝒔 𝒃𝒆 𝑯𝒊𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒈: When Angela Ahrendts (Fmr Head of Retail operations, Apple) was approached by Apple CEO for the role to lead retail, she kept refusing till the time Tim cook waited to bring her to lead the business. A lesson about persistence and always thinking about hiring than making a short-term decision. The right person for the right job. Hiring is an ongoing challenge & effort. Always think about your top targets and engage them over the period of time to turn from passive to active.
𝑻𝒂𝒍𝒌 𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒊𝒎𝒑𝒂𝒄𝒕 — Indra Nooyi (fmr CEO of Pepsi) talks about the two key hires she did in R&D and Design. These folks came from unusual places and were not related to food/consumer goods. Her pitch to them about “Come and work for Pepsi where you can test the innovation you do” made all the difference to turning no into yes. Always, talk about the growth and impact new talent can make beyond the usual hiring pitch.
𝑩𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒌 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒇𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒉𝒊𝒓𝒆 𝒈𝒍𝒐𝒃𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒚 — GoFundMe’s CEO Tim Cadogan spoke about the advantages of hiring globally than from specific locations. A basketball coach Jerry Stackhouse asked if there are two teams who will play till they die — would you want to build a team from people who live nearby or the best people available on the planet? If hiring is a core activity which defines the success of your company; why not break the barriers?
If you are currently in the war of talent, think about these lessons from the top executives.