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Should execs jump through more hoops into the top jobs?

In 32% of 500 companies surveyed in 2008, candidates for senior executive positions went through only 1 to 5 interviews, while 12% of firms subjected candidates to 21 or more. Shockingly, only half of those recruited for the top three tiers of management were interviewed by anyone in the C-suite. And fully half the companies relied primarily on the hiring manager’s gut feel, selecting a candidate believed to have “what it took” to be successful in any job.

To see how your recruitment policies stack up, view The Definitive Guide to Recruiting in Good Times and Bad from the Harvard Business Review.


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