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New York Times Op Ed writer David Brooks recently wrote about the “Employer’s Creed”.  The piece resonated deeply with me.  See if you agree.  To tickle your curiosities see the excerpts below.  To capture the wisdom and power of David’s thoughts, access the full article.

If you follow these principles in your hiring practices, you’ll be sending a signal about what sort of person gets ahead. You may correct some of the perversities at the upper reaches of our meritocracy. You may even help cultivate deeper, fuller human beings.

  • Bias hiring decisions against perfectionists.
  • Bias hiring decisions toward dualists.
  • Bias toward truth-tellers
  • Don’t mindlessly favor people with high G.P.A.s.
  • Reward the ripening virtues, not the blooming virtues.
  • Reward those who have come by way of sorrow.
  • Reward cover letter rebels.

A version of this op-ed appears in print on April 1, 2014, on page A23 of the New York edition with the headline: The Employer’s Creed.

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