Netflix on Strategic Talent Management

     
I was reading an article about Patty McCord's book -- Patty is the ex Chief Talent Officer at Netflix, who co-wrote the famous slide deck on Netflix culture. What was the most stunning to me is how she answered the objection I hear often when I speak about quality of hire: "Well this is good how you measure it, but this is quite subjective..."
 
Indeed, when you compare with the time to fill, or cost per hire (which are objective, well-established measurements), quality of hire often seems more subjective.
 
This article answers that: ‘What makes a great hire? Most organizations fail to understand that a great hire is subjective. [...] “Making great hires is about making great matches. One company’s A player may be a B player for another firm, and vice versa,” McCord writes.’
 
Read about the best way to measure quality of hire here.
Read the article here.

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Yves Lermusi (aka Lermusiaux) is CEO & co-founder of Checkster. Mr. Lermusi is a well known public speaker and a Career and Talent industry commentator. He is often quoted in the leading business media worldwide, including Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Business Week, and Time Magazine. His articles and commentary are published regularly in online publications and business magazines. Mr. Lermusi was named one of the “100 Most Influential People in the Recruiting Industry” and his blog has been recognized as the best third party blog.