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Avoid ‘talented terrors’: Hire for attitude

Great tip for recruiters and one of the best quotes:

“If you don’t have a good attitude, we don’t want you, no matter how skilled you are. We can change skill level through training. We can’t change attitude.” — Herb Kelleher, co-founder of Southwest Airlines

Mark Murphy wrote Hiring for Attitude where he highlights that  how  46% of new hires fail within 18 months of being hired. Reasons are technical skills in only 11% of the cases and 89% for attitudinal reasons.

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