I read this and was taken by this quote:
To me, it seems like a bit of a pointless quote/comment.
Should you recruit people you don’t trust? No.
Should you immediately trust anybody and everybody you meet? Also no.
How does Finn Kelly recruit?
Only recruit people they already know and fully trust?
Have an onerous recruitment process that establishes trust before an offer of employment is made?
To be clear, if you are distrusting of someone, I agree you shouldn’t hire them, but realistically, I think you are recruiting people who you don’t know and don’t yet trust, more often than not.
I worked with a firm for a while that required the completion of an ethics test before an offer would be made. We found that very helpful.
The ethics test definitely sounds interesting! I wonder how easily it can be gamed 😅
Interesting discussion though! It’s probably not a good place to be in (from my limited experience) if you’re hiring people that you definitely don’t trust, and I also agree that it’s no longer a valid reason to exclude remote work. If an employee demonstrates they aren’t trustworthy, surely whether they are remote or in-office is a moot point?