“The most dangerous and risky thing organizations do is hire people—it is a corporate gamble,” says Margie Hlava, president of Access Innovations. “Finding excellent employees is both an art and a science, as is retaining them.”

Information Outlook recently posted an article by Hlava and the Special Libraries Association has also shared it with their constituents. The title was “The Most Dangerous Thing Organizations Do” and she highlights that among the dangers of product liability claims and acts of global terrorism, things that keep industry leaders awake at night include hiring good employees.

I may not be objective on this topic since I am one of those people that Margie hired, but I do unequivocally agree with her. In my experience in a variety of professional industries over the years, the greatest successes have come from those organizations who value their most treasured resource – the human kind.

Melody K. Smith

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