Technology companies dedicate most interview time to technical questions. However that may not be the best approach for producing a successful company. In the 1924 article “Why I Never Hire Brilliant Men” the author provides an interesting rebuttal of hiring superstars at the expense of the team.
He provided five criteria for the identification of good employees:
- Has he got good health?
- Has he saved some money?
- Does he talk and write effectively?
- Does he finish what he starts?
- Is he courageous?