Note on Hiring

By Neel Bhatia, R. Ellis, J.P. Flaum, Arar Han
2011 | Case No. E416
All hiring managers want to hire the “right” person for each position. Only half succeed. The other half end in failure, impeding direct projects as well as indirectly eroding revenue, EBITDA, and company valuation. Given such high stakes, managers should be clear on what it will take for a candidate to succeed in a given job, and be disciplined in hiring a person who fits the bill. This note outlines the process of finding and vetting candidates for success. This case may be used with Wilford College, a fictional hiring scenario.
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