Oct 21, 2005

Richard Branson on Hiring - it's priority number one !

Rob at BusinessPundit is getting to meet Richard Branson in person and is blogging about it too.

He writes:

He talked about hiring, saying that "The number one thing that matters, especially if you're going to be manager at Virgin, is how good you are with people. If you're - if you're good with people and you've got - you know, and you really care, genuinely care about people then I'm sure we could find a job for you at Virgin. I think, you know, that the companies that look after their people are the companies that do really well. I'm sure we'd like a few other attributes, but that would be the most important one."

Now that's something ! It's an endorsement of the strategic importance of people processes by someone who started business at the age of 16 and has learnt everything first-hand ! Rob also thinks Branson should be blogging.

While on a related note Tom Kelly of IDEO blogs in FC Now that “directing is 90% casting.” Kelly's new book The Ten Faces of Innovation has a website here.