Bill Gates has been in the media of late with “My Plan to Fix the World’s Biggest Problems.”
Gates’ solution is about continuous improvement. However ...as Gates’ says, this is simple in concept, but often difficult to execute.
While times have changed for most business functions, it seems that the HR and recruiting departments are stuck in a time warp, circa 1975.
1) Stop using skills and experience-based job descriptions.... Instead require the hiring manager to define the job in terms of 6-8 measurable performance objectives.
2) Measure the hiring manager’s ability to attract, develop and retain top people.
3) Never interview more than four people for any job.
4) Define Quality of Hire before the person’s hired based on a performance-based job description.
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