Thursday, June 20, 2013

Hiring in technological company

My notes and excerpts from above interview :-

Coming from SVP of People operations at Google:-
 "We looked at tens of thousands of interviews, and everyone who had done the interviews and what they scored the candidate, and how that person ultimately performed in their job. We found zero relationship. It’s a complete random mess"

some data is essentially worthless in assessing job candidates:

* G.P.A.'s. for instance, except for recent college graduates, and test scores.
* we found that brainteasers are a complete waste of time.

"We’ve actually made it harder to be a bad manager."

"...academic environments are artificial environments. People who succeed there are sort of finely trained, they’re conditioned to succeed in that environment. One of my own frustrations when I was in college and grad school is that you knew the professor was looking for a specific answer. You could figure that out, but it’s much more interesting to solve problems where there isn’t an obvious answer. You want people who like figuring out stuff where there is no obvious answer."

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