Job candidates decry interview marathons
Kansas City Star
Understandably, employers are wary of making hiring mistakes and have created extensive applicant filters to weed out the least acceptable candidates.
The tone of this article by the Kansas City Star reporter seems to blame hiring managers and companies for being "overly diligent" in their hiring process.
I'm going to be bold here and suggest "bully for them". Most of the mistakes that get made in hiring involve not taking enough time to define the job, fish in deep waters for the best candidates, and validate, verify, and vet all candidate claims.
Studies indicate that hiring failure occurs frequently - sometimes the failure rate is as high as 50%. In some functions/industries, it's bordering on criminal - such as in sales hiring where the typical failure rate is upwards of 80%.
Applying a more rational and objective approach to hiring improves the randomness of the process and leads to improved hiring success and accuracy.
I don't care how much candidates complain, shame on companies and hiring managers that don't apply more rigor and systematic approaches to hiring.
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