Go beyond the resume, always

Hiring is possibly one of the most difficult and riskiest discipline in any organization. Don’t believe me? Check with your human resources manager or the recruiter-par-excellence who’re going bald over the perfect hires that they won’t ever find. And even if they do, the candidates are either going to quit within the next three months […]

You don’t always get to have your way

Had an interesting exchange with a potential candidate a few months back. She expressed interest in an open position and we were very much hiring. I asked her to send me some work samples. She sent me a password-protected PDF with some of her ‘best work.’ The password was set to expire in 1 day. […]

They would hire anyone who applied!

Bumped into this fascinating story of Greyston Bakery that uses the practice of open hiring (I swear I Googled the term to find relevant sources that’ll give me insights into the actual meaning and origin of the practice… couldn’t find any)! The concept is pretty simple — first come, first hired. No questions asked. Around 25 […]