Mark Zuckerberg’s Hiring Secret

Mark Zuckerberg’s Hiring Secret
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When Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, offers business advice, people tend to listen. So here’s what he says determines whether or not he hires someone: “I’ve developed over time a simple rule. I will only hire someone to work directly for me if I would work for that person. And it’s a pretty good test.”

His hiring rule has certainly generated a lot of media attention. It came in response to a question following a keynote address at this week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Zuckerberg also thinks it’s a good rule to follow as you grow an organization: “If each person is only hiring people directly to work for them who they would work for, then you’re probably going to get a pretty strong organization.”

The billionaire CEO did make clear that he’s not looking to replace himself anytime soon: “But what it does mean is that in an alternate universe–if things were different and I didn’t start the company–I would be happy to work for that person.”

Do you think more employees would feel better about their workplace environment, if more executives followed the Zuckerberg rule? We’d like to hear from you.

The Washington Post, 03/05/2015

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