Over the years, I have employed hundreds of people and always did what I felt was right, using a sixth sense. Possibly thanks to my own lack of experience, it’s meant I do not follow a traditional process in an interview.
Recruitment decisions will make or break a company, so get them right.
Every time I’ve gone against my gut feeling I’ve made employment mistakes and every time I’ve taken a calculated risk based on instinct I’ve been proved right.
So even if it feels scary or seems risky, if your gut is telling you to go for it, do it. If you don’t, you’re likely to live to regret it. And who has time for regrets?
Lara’s Laws on Recruitment.
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Lara Morgan is best known for growing Pacific Direct, from start-up to successful exit, 23 years later. She now invests her time in fast growth companies and represents UKTI as an Export Ambassador, having previously exported to 110 countries. Her vast experience and business knowledge includes specialisms in licensing luxury brands, manufacturing toiletries and selling to the hospitality environment through complex global distribution chains. She's also an expert in leadership and developing talent having learnt through her own experiences of employing 500 employees in an open fast growth sales culture.