Hiring Wisdom: What Managers Need to Tell Those Who Work For Them

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By Mel Kleiman

The single most important person that an employee manages is themselves.

If they can’t manage themselves, then we hired the wrong person.

The second most important person they need to manage is you, their manager.

How many of you have been told by your manager how they want to be managed? And, how many of you have told the people who work for you how best to manage you?

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Why do employees have to figure out how to manage their managers?

This was originally published on Mel Kleiman’s Humetrics blog.

Mel Kleiman, CSP, is an internationally-known authority on recruiting, selecting, and hiring hourly employees. He has been the president of Humetrics since 1976 and has over 30 years of practical experience, research, consulting and professional speaking work to his credit. Contact him at mkleiman@humetrics.com.

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1 Comment on “Hiring Wisdom: What Managers Need to Tell Those Who Work For Them

  1. what goes around comes around. Read “Every Employee a Manager” by M. Scott Myers, a noted psychologist who wrote this book based on his experience while working at Texas Instruments. The book was published in 1981. 

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