-- or do we want to be a leader?
By Kevin Ross
Here's the situation: We've got an important position to fill and are prepared to pay handsomely for the right person. We find someone with great credentials, solid experience in the sector, and references with the right pedigree. The interview goes well, and when asked why they're leaving their current position, the response is something along the vein of:
Well, it's not really about the money; things have significantly changed in the company since I came on board, and I just don't think the culture's a good fit for me anymore.
We successfully lure our prospective hire onboard with a nice raise and a generous signing bonus. What we don't realize (yet) is that we've just bought ourselves a mercenary.