The 16%

Most organizations have hiring systems designed to select mediocre talent – and then spend a lot of time wondering why they have so many mediocre employees!

They don’t THINK they have systems designed to achieve mediocrity, but they do, and their blindness to how their system is designed to hire mediocre talent is an indicator of how broken their systems are.

One study I recently saw suggested that you have a 14% chance of making a good hiring choice using traditional interviewing methods; but if you took the stack of resumes, threw them into the air, and snatched one out of the cloud of paper fluttering to the ground, you have a 17% chance of making a good hiring decision. In other words, RANDOM SELECTION will produce better hiring results than the process you are probably using.

You may know that one of the most reliable indicators of who will…

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