When starting a business, if there is one thing we can learn from successful CEOs — aside from having a killer product like the iPhone, or an incredible marketing that can convince people that it’s okay to spend $4 on a cup of coffee—is that recruitment may be the most important skill to have.
Most successful CEOs are great recruiters.
Take Starbuck’s Howard Schultz for instance, who now employs more than 150,000 employees, or “partners” as he calls them, to operate a massive chain of 20,366 stores all over the world. From a small roasting business in Seattle, Howard Schultz transformed Starbucks into the largest coffeehouse company in the world. He did it in less than a decade, and he did it with lots of help.
Here are some recruitment tips we've gathered from the world's best CEOs.
"Hiring people is an art, not a science, and resumes can't tell you whether someone will fit into a company's culture. When you realize you've made a mistake, you need to cut your losses and move on."
Chairman and CEO of Starbucks
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