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PRINCIPLES OF HIRING ACCURACY

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HIRING ACCURACY MUST BE TRACKED
Because every job/company is unique, the only way to know if your hiring process is leading to the outcomes you want is to actually track it.

HIRING ACCURACY MUST BE TRACKED

There's a famous story about Google, who after years of using brain teasers for hiring decided to finally look into whether it was leading to successful outcomes.

It was not.

Occasionally this story is used to mock Google.

The reality is Google understood an important hiring accuracy principle that far too few people follow:

"Hiring accuracy must be tracked."

Why?

Because opinions abound in hiring - opinions about candidates, interview questions, assessments...

If it's results you want, opinions aren't enough.

Because every company/job is unique (Principle 3), the only way to know if your hiring process is leading to the outcomes you want is to actually track it.

Track what you think about candidates, pre-hire (perception) and compare it how those candidates do, post-hire (reality).

This act alone will reveal what's working and not working in your hiring process.

And knowing that is key if you want a hiring process that's accurate (i.e., that leads to great hires).