How to Hire FasterFeb 09, 2020
A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, while I was working for Deloitte Consulting, I decided to "look around" at other opportunities. I made it to the final round of interviews for a job at an Asia-based multi-national consulting company.
I arrived at the interview a few minutes ahead of my appointment. There was no one at the lobby desk so I sat down to wait. Eventually a harried and apologetic woman came out and told me they were running "a little behind". I waited 30 minutes to be seen by my first interviewer. He asked me to remind him what job I was applying for. I was next ushered into a different office and waited 10 minutes for the second interviewer. He was abrupt and said he'd have to cut our conversation short due to a fire he was fighting. The third interviewer was a no-show.
I left absolutely clear that no matter what they offered me, I would never work there. They offered me the job. I said no thanks.
Which brings us to today.
Today a lot of us in the employer seat are thinking, "Anyone who can't get a job in a labor market with 3.6% unemployment is not someone you'd want to hire."
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