How to stay close when your team is far
Breaking down the virtual barrier.
The beauty of hiring for fit is that not only will you bring in people who are likely to succeed in your company, but they will also come from all walks of life and demographics.
Attributes like analytical thinking, empathy and drive are blind to race, gender and every other irrelevant classification. They can exist in anyone. The trick is to focus on the characteristics your high performers have in common, not their backgrounds.
There are common biases that get in the way of managers making smart hiring decisions, but systematic, company-wide interventions can overcome them. It’s worth doing: you’ll be making your organisation stronger and the world a fairer place.