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Four Problems With Amazon’s Arduous Quest for Purple Squirrels

“I’d rather interview 50 people and not hire anyone than hire the wrong person,” said Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon. According to this recent article from Business Insider, Amazon has a notoriously hard selection process.  Not only is the process full of thought provoking interviewing questions but potential employees may have to endure […]

What Matters Most To Your Team, Talent or Personality?

The argument continues over whether employers should hire for cultural fit or for skills.  Many say skills because hiring for cultural fit inevitably gives way to discrimination.  Others say hire for cultural fit because poor cultural fit leads to employee turnover and the high costs associated with it.  Lately I see more and more articles […]

Survey Says Hiring Process Suffers From Huge Disconnects Between Job Candidate and Employer

Careerbuilder released a survey recently of 374 HR professionals and 319 job candidates asking them how technology degrades the hiring process. Here are a few problems reported. Disconnect #1: Fifty-three percent of HR professionals believe a long application process helps to screen out unenthusiastic job candidates. Unfortunately for employers, over 60% of job candidates reported […]