Thursday, April 10, 2008

We Hire the Best Qualified Person



We are committed to hiring the best qualified person. . . except when:



  • It's inconvenient;

  • We've already decided on our selection and are simply going through the motions;

  • We are pressured to meet a diversity quota and so might bend standards a bit;

  • We haven't made any serious effort to learn what the job requires;

  • We don't know what "best qualified" means;

  • We are afraid of someone with too many qualifications;

  • We've so narrowly defined the concept that no one will qualify;

  • We are responding to political pressure;

  • We'd be embarrassed to have such a person see our operation;

  • Our screening mechanisms weed out the best qualified.

5 Comments:

At 11:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen! It would be really funny if it weren't so true.

 
At 12:52 PM, Anonymous Jeff said...

I'm not sure where I read it - but it was said that most companies don't hire the most qualified. They hire the people they feel will most fit in with their "culture" and will cost them the least....

 
At 7:19 PM, Blogger Michael Wade said...

I believe most employers want the answers to these questions:

1. Can I trust this person?
2. Will this person embarrass me?
3. Will this person fit in?

 
At 4:12 AM, Anonymous Jeff said...

I think you're right on Michael!

 
At 11:16 PM, Blogger Amit Bhagria said...

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Regards
Amit

 

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