The Edge of Service® Newsletter, Issue 14: Hiring for Service: It’s Time for a Rethink

The Edge of Service® Newsletter, Issue 14: Hiring for Service: It’s Time for a Rethink

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Brad Cleveland with Jon Wolske (Cultural Evangelist, Zappos), backstage at a recent ICMI conference

Imagine dropping onto Earth from another planet. Your task is to explore our economy—jobs, what we produce, and how we hire and train people for those roles. You’re not familiar with precedent, history, or what’s transpired to this point. You simply look around and take note of what employees do, the skills required, the challenges they face, the value they create. Teachers, actors, pilots, managers, and others.

In your journey, you discover an intriguing profession: those tasked with serving customers through communication channels (not face-to-face). The services these professionals provide…read more.

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