Hiring – Mission Statement

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.”    Peter Drucker

Why do I need a Hiring – Mission Statement?

Hiring is the front door to your continued success.

Hiring -Mission Statement – a short, positive, non-discriminating statement about the employee characteristics needed to fulfill your Mission Statement.  It becomes both a benchmark and a constant reminder of what is needed to gain a competitive advantage with your hiring.

Example:  We want to hire passionate, innovative individuals who have a sense of urgency and a take charge approach to life.

Will all your new employees meet the Hiring Mission Statement criteria? Unfortunately not.  Your goal is to strive for critical mass – where more and more employees do meet you hiring statement.

NOTE:  If the company does not have a Hiring – Mission Statement, you can develop one that is specific to your area of responsibility.

How is this different?

Many companies have developed a wonderful Mission Statement ten or more years ago.  Great effort was taken to develop it, and with pride it is displayed on the website and in the receptionist area.  Question: Do your new employees have buy-in to the message?

Our goal is to help you engrain the Hiring – Mission Statement into the selection and promotion process.   This will greatly enhance your overall Mission Statement.

To that end, we have developed three strategic Hire to Compete™ forms — Job Outlook™, Interview Evaluation, Hiring Decision.  These forms insure that your Hiring – Mission Statement is in front of your hiring managers throughout the selection or promotion process.  The forms are designed to increase a manager’s ownership and accountability for their hiring decisions.

How can Hire to Compete help us?

Employees today are saying: “Validate me as an employee or lose me as an employee.”

To do that, we offer companies help in developing a Hiring – Mission Statement, the strategic Hire to Compete™ forms, an employee “culture fit” assessment, and several talent management tools. 

The Process

Usually 6 to 10 people work together with our guidance to develop the statement.  For best results, the attendees would include someone from senior management and several employees throughout the organization.

Once the Hiring – Mission Statement is developed, we discuss in more detail how to implement it into the hiring process.  Part of that discussion is focused on the strategic Hire to Compete™ forms and culture fit assessment.  It is the company’s choice to also use the forms or employee assessments.

As a cautious note, the Hiring – Mission Statement should not be on external documents included on job descriptions that are posted on the Internet. Reason: Armed with that information candidates will simply tailor their interview to meet your criteria.

Does it Conflict with the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement?

No. The wording is a positive expression of the qualities you are looking for in all employees.  These qualities can reside with anyone without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or sexual orientation.

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