Ron, was in job transition. He works in the healthcare field and has for years. Ron was invited to fly to a midwestern city to interview for a leadership position at a hospital to manage one of their practices. When he arrived he found that they scheduled him to interview with 41 different people, both one-on-on and in a group setting, in one day…and they forgot to allow him time for lunch.
41? Really? Some of you know how I feel about the hiring process. Here is an example of just how bad it has become. I am not sure that 41 people could agree on anything let alone agreeing to hire a qualified candidate. It’s easy to say “no”. There is little risk in saying “no”. Saying “yes” makes you accountable…gives you ownership in the success of the candidate. Now, the hospital administration has 41 ways to say “no”.
I found a statistic that nearly 50% of new hires last only 18 months. It’s little wonder that organizations want to spread the hiring responsibility over as many people as possible. We should spend more time developing air-tight on-boarding and training processes rather than spending 41 man hours interviewing candidates.
Sorry about the rant.
Ken Lazar, CEO
Ability Professional Network, LLC
Experts in Recruiting Sales Professionals