Steve Boese asks If the manager is so important, why does no one make it part of the ad?

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I read a really interesting piece from Scott Berkun last week titled – ‘Why You Should Pick Your Own Boss’ where he lays out a case that the most important aspect in any job is the boss that you will be reporting to. But according to Berkun, most people don’t evaluate a new job or a transfer with the ‘boss’ as the primary consideration, rather we think about compensation, job titles, and assignments first, (in varying orders, but these are the most important considerations), and maybe, if we can get a feel in the interview, think about the personality of the hiring manager/boss.

Read the whole post over at Steve Boese’s HR Technology Journal (an FOT contributor blog). 

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Steve Boese is fondly known to many as the HR Technology blogger. By day, he is the Co-Chair of Human Resource Executive’s HR Technology Conference. He is also a former Director of Talent Management Strategy at Oracle and an HR Technology instructor. Steve can also be found hosting the HR Happy Hour Show and Podcast … you know, where a bunch of HR pros get together and call in to talk about HR stuff. Sounds like an SNL skit, we know. But when you have Dave Ulrich, the grandfather of HR as show guests, well, I guess you’re doing something right.  Talk to Steve via emailLinkedInTwitter or Facebook.