Why Picking The Top 4 Resumes Often Leads to Hiring Failures

Posted by Bob Corlett on April 8, 2014

At the beginning of any executive search, almost every hiring manager tells me, "Getting this position filled is my No. 1 priority. I can make time for this." It makes sense. Being overworked and understaffed is no fun for anyone - so why prolong hiring any longer than necessary?

But many of our clients have tried and failed to fill jobs on their own, sometimes for as long as six months. That’s a long time to spend on your No. 1 priority without success. Often there’s a pattern that emerges:

The hiring managers failed to consider enough candidates.

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Topics: Hiring Managers