“It always seems like I don’t have time to prepare when we interview candidates,” complained Paula. “I don’t even have the time to write a job description for the open position. I know we are supposed to, I just don’t have the time.”
“Paula, whether you want to or not, you will spend the time,” I replied.
“What do you mean?”
“As the manager, you will either spend the time on the front end creating the job description, defining the necessary skills and behaviors, or you will spend the time on the back end trying to shape the person you hired into a role that you never defined clearly in the first place.
“You get to choose where you want to spend your time, on the front end or the back end.”