As a leader, you know that delegation is key to being effective. But you also know that your judgment, experience and bird’s-eye perspective on your organization’s priorities plays a huge role in creating results.
Especially when it comes to an investment as high-risk/high-reward as hiring, it can be stressful and downright scary to turn control over to others. Some elements of the hiring process can be delegated safely and others are sacred territory for you, the hiring manager to oversee every time.
Here’s what you need to know, starting with the parts of hiring you should never delegate:
Final approval on job descriptions. You need to know what prospective employees are reading about your organization and the role(s) that you have open.
Final selection of a top choice candidate from a set of finalists. You need to personally talk to and understand each of the top two or three finalists. At the end of the day, the decision needs to be yours so that you have buy-in from yourself and your team about the choice. Hiring decisions by committe[...] Read More...