5 Unique Hiring Practices At 5 Iconic Companies

There are thousands of ways companies hire. Some have exceptionally-structured processes where everything is tracked and recorded and others have people come in and a hiring manager will “trust their gut.”

Interested, we wanted to find some of the most unique hiring processes at some of the largest companies in America.

The following five companies are all among the most well-known in their respective fields. They also have their own, unique (and, in some cases, controversial) hiring processes.

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How Google Hires: Data Over Ego

For our money, Google does it best. Check it out.

How Yahoo Hires: Recruiter-In-Chief

Marissa Mayer's quest to revamp Yahoo involves her own, unique hiring process.

How Amazon Hires: No Mistakes Allowed

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Comment by Keith Halperin on August 5, 2014 at 2:10pm

Hi Paul,

Before you wrote this article last month, how many candidates and recruiters of these organizations did you interview? From my own anecdotal knowledge, 2-3 of these firms have reputations for having highly dysfunctional/clunky hiring processes. Instead of taking the word/reprinted release of some high-level muckety-muck or marketing drone, consider asking those actually effected by the hiring process (the recruiters and applicants) to see if it's actually any good.

Keep Blogging,



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