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Executives want to drive for success. It is both easy and tempting to hire people they know and trust, people who are loyal to them. Why not? It seems like it should save everyone time in developing working relationships so the company can jump on the job, save on recruiting fees, have fun and ease learning curves. Is that what actually happens? It turns out, not so often.

This course looks at the possible pitfalls to this hiring logic and suggests how to build a hiring philosophy that includes loyalty and so much more to thrive.  Topics include:

  • The benefits of hiring loyal friends and known colleagues.
  • The pitfalls and challenges when loyalty is not enough and, worse, in the way.
  • Actions and practices to ensure hiring success.
  • Tools and methods to avoid conflicted hires.
  • How to handle situations when loyal people need to leave.
  • Coaching and mentoring early stage company executives.
  • Navigating the political waters while managing the FOE (friend of executive).

Learning Objectives

  • Discover the dynamics of modern hiring: loyalty-centric hiring of the past versus innovation-based hiring of today
  • Recognize the pros and cons of hiring and managing friends and colleagues
  • Explore how to create a strategic role evaluation
  • Identify effective methods of coaching executives on balanced, accountable hiring practices
  • Discover tools to use with early stage executives and identify 3 ways to manage the political landscape when there are friends of executives (FOEs) on board
  • Recognize when a situation has turned sensitive politically and discover how apply the lessons addressed in this course to avoid becoming a victim of “friendly fire"

 

Last updated/reviewed: November 02, 2017

1 Review (2 ratings)Reviews

5
Anonymous Author
Very informative with different perspectives on loyalty. Supporting statistics were very interesting, too.

Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Intermediate

No Advanced Preparation or Prerequisites are needed for this course. 

Education Provider Information

Company:
Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact:
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Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION and OVERVIEW
  1:36Introduction to Hiring Friends: The Upside and Downside of Loyalty-Based Hires
Loyalty Based Hires
  11:03Loyalty is a Good Thing, Right?
  9:44What Makes a Difference?
  9:37Fostering Loyalty
  12:223 Principles of Garnering Employee Loyalty
  12:49Focus on Competence Early
  11:56Setting Agreements
CONCLUSION
  5:09The New View About Loyalty
Continuous Play
  1:14:16Hiring Friends: The Upside and Downside of Loyalty-Based Hires
SUPPORTING MATERIALS
  PDFSlides: Hiring Friends: The Upside and Downside of Loyalty-Based Hires
  PDFHiring Friends: The Upside and Downside of Loyalty-Based Hires Glossary/Index
REVIEW and TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM