Tag: usually

When in Doubt, Hiring Attractive People Usually Works Out!

The first time I wrote that in a post, it was 2012 with a post called, “Hire More Beautiful People!“. In 2014, it was, “Do Managers Have a Bias for Hiring Attractive People!” (Spoiler Alert – Yes!) In 2016, I doubled down as the science continued to tell us, pretty people, make the best employees with, “Pretty People Make the Best Employees!”  In 2018,…

Wage Growth Means You Usually Screw Your Female Employees!

I’ve been talking a lot lately about how women are getting paid less. Much of it is legitimate, some of it is not. Either way, it’s about to get worse! Take a look at this chart from Business Insider, wages are growing at a fast rate: What does this mean?  You are about to start paying your employees and new hires more. This is…

Another Example of Why Interviews Usually Stink

Humans are fragile and unpredictable creatures… and, in our companies, we put them in charge of hiring other fragile and unpredictable creatures. Adding someone to your team can be riskier than hanging out with Justin Bieber at a Cavs game. Because of that, hiring managers are always looking for the silver bullet: the right personality test, trick question, or background to help them make…

Goal-oriented people usually fail, and other things I've learned about succeeding at work

Shane Parrish is an entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of Farnam Street. Looking back on my first years out of school and the countless mistakes I made, I can’t help but feel that any success I’ve enjoyed is more through dumb luck than any particular brilliance on my part. Through Farnam Street, I detail my journey of self-discovery and learning. I explore two…