Sunday, November 05, 2006

How to recruit the right person for the job

Put about 100 bricks in no particular order in a closed room with an Open window. Then send 2 or 3 candidates in the room and close the door. Leave them alone and come back after 1 hour and then analyze the situation.

  • If they are counting the bricks: Put them in the accounts department. If they are already recounting them, put them in auditing.
  • If they have messed up the whole place with the bricks: Put them in engineering.
  • If they are arranging the bricks in some strange order: Put them in planning.
  • If they are throwing the bricks at each other: Put them in operations.
  • If they are sleeping: Put them in reception
  • If they have broken the bricks into pieces:Put them in information technology.
  • If they are sitting idle: Put them in human resources.
  • If they say they have tried different combinations, yet not a brick has been moved: Put them in sales.
  • If they have already left for the day: Put them in marketing.
  • If they are staring out of the window: Put them in strategic planning.

And last but not least....

  • If they are talking to each other and not a single brick has been moved: Congratulate them and put them in top management.
Thanks to the individual who emailed this to me (you know who you are)

1 comment:

Loura said...