Jan 14, 2006

If the interviewers are held accountable will you hire quality candidates?

With the cost of hiring a candidate going through the roof so to speak, all most all companies are devising metrics, buying or developing software to measure candidate quality.
But the current trend seems to be veering towards training the interviewers and then holding them responsible for the quality of the candidate.
This is a dangerous trend.
There is already a strange paralysis when it comes to recruitment.
If the interviewers are going to be held responsible for hiring a candidate they will never decide.
Its like the public sector banks holding the credit officer responsible for bad loans.
The result, he never authorises a loan.