Hiring Nerds? Better Prep Your Managers… (Just ask the Miami Dolphins)

When it comes to everything that's going on with the Miami Dolphins, you can talk about harassment, hazing, discrimination, etc.

I think it's a cautionary tale of what can happen when you hire "nerds".  To find out more about what nerds have to do with the Miami Dolphins, check out my post that's up over at Workforce.com.  Here's a taste:

Jonathan Martin is a nerd. He’s a Stanford University grad whose parents graduated from Harvard. Regardless of the fact that he’s 6-foot-5 and 300-plus pounds, he’s different. He’s perceived as an academic and soft in the dog-eat-dog world of the NFL.

Like so many workplaces that bring in recruits with different backgrounds, Martin’s managers (in this case the Dolphins coaches) appeared to have taken a hands-off approach to managing Martin and onboarding him into the organization.

Your company has hired nerds. And just who are the nerds in your company? Your incumbents define nerds as any hire that looked different from what was normally hired for the position in question.

See the rest of the post over at Workforce.com.




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