How to hire: chances are you're doing it all wrong

How to hire: chances are you're doing it all wrong

Author: 
McCord, Patty
Publisher: 
Harvard Business School Press
Date published: 
2018
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Journal Title: 
Harvard Business Review
Source: 
Harvard Business Review, Vol. 96, No. 1, January-February 2018, pp. 90-97
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Most companies approach hiring with faulty assumptions and poor practices. They believe talent is fixed rather than contextual. They fail to create real partnerships between internal recruiters and hiring managers. And they rely too much on salary surveys and rigid compensation formulas. The author shares what she learned about making and keeping great hires during her 14 years as the chief talent officer at Netflix. The process requires probing beneath the surface of people and their résumés; engaging managers in every aspect of hiring; ensuring that recruiters deeply understand the business and are not viewed as support staff; adopting a mindset in which you're always recruiting; and coming up with compensation that suits the performance you need and the future you aspire to. These lessons may be especially relevant to fast-growing tech-based firms, whose rapid innovation means a continual need for new talent. But organizations of all types can benefit from taking a fresh look at their hiring and compensation practices.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018