We all know how true it is, yet when shorthanded it can sure be tempting to hire the skill and think we’ll train the new hire to be nicer and friendlier. Don’t do it! By the time we reach adulthood we’re either personable and nice or we’re not. You either know how to be a team player or you don’t and won’t. Okay, some people can fake it better than others but if you hone your interviewing skills you’ll see right past their charade. Nordstroms has the right idea that it’s the parents who teach people how to be nice. If you want your patients treated like guests, hire the smile.