Google's broken hiring process

From Google's director of research:

One of the interesting things we've found, when trying to predict how well somebody we've hired is going to perform when we evaluate them a year or two later, is one of the best indicators of success within the company was getting the worst possible score on one of your interviews. We rank people from one to four, and if you got a one on one of your interviews, that was a really good indicator of success.

Ryan Tate uses this as evidence that Google's interview process is broken.

Craig Newmark sets the record straight.

On related news, I was surprised by suggestions that Larry Page still reviews CVs personally, and half-surprised to find out that lots of Google employees struggle with bureaucracy within the company.

by datacharmer | Tuesday, November 03, 2009
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