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Is hiring part of any process??

 
Kishore Dandu
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I am curious of this because, I believe the approach of right hiring or allocating resources(a rightful mix I would add) really matters for the success or failure or delay of a project.
There are some firms who believe in hiring sloggers compared to quality guys and there are others who go for quality irrespective of what.(there are cases where slogger+quality is a possibility).
Some other firms believe in hiring people who will stay forever irrespective of market hiring conditions(many comein to US on L1 visa and fit this bill for these firms).
 
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Yes there is. It's called the "Official HR Recruitment Guidelines" or something like that...
 
Kishore Dandu
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Originally posted by Lasse Koskela:
Yes there is. It's called the "Official HR Recruitment Guidelines" or something like that...

Good joke
 
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I actually don't think it's that much of a joke.
 
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That wasn't intended as a joke -- at least completely. I've heard of some companies having so weird policies regarding hiring that they seem like Plan 9 from Outer Space... In general, my conception of corporations' hiring processes is that it's very regulated, i.e. the HR rep is allowed to hire only people with a background of X and the pay-scale is limited to Y-to-Z, but other than that, the HR rep is free to pick any candidate of his liking.
 
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Certainly hiring should be part of any sensible process.
I've been at one company that believed in hiring top quality people no matter what ... unfortunately they had a couple of early hires from before this policy that really held them back. Presumably those early hires would have been fine in a company that used a different approach....
In the old days, it was said that the most productive engineers were typically an order of magnitude more productive than the average engineers. I wonder if this is still the case ... and in particular, I wonder whether there are large variations in productivity in XP shops, or if XP tends to flatten these things out.
 
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