Skip to navigationSkip to content
REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo
The standard hiring process routinely fails both candidates and employers.
HELP WANTED

Five questions everyone should be asking about their company’s hiring process

Member exclusive by Heather Landy for The new management

Your company is terrible at hiring.

I state this with a high degree of confidence, not because I have such little faith in you, but because I have such little faith in the hiring process.

Given the number of ways in which standard hiring processes routinely fail employers and candidates—and risk reinforcing diversity shortages—I’m inclined to believe that when things work out, it’s not because of the process but in spite of it. Consider how things can go wrong at every step:

You are reading a Quartz member exclusive.

Become a member to keep reading this story and unlock unlimited access to all of Quartz.

Membership will also get you:

Exclusive videos that show you how the world is changing faster than ever before

Deeper access to our journalists and the Quartz community

Our extensive archive of guides on the forces that are shaping our future