Getting to 85%

Feb 14,
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The process of achieving an 85 percent success rate in staffing is detailed in Kevin Wheeler's article. The author argues that consistent, reliable, and successful placements hinge on seven core principles: a) Identifying the right criteria for selecting candidates; b) A systematic process to reduce noise and concentration on key factors; c) Consistency in applying the process; d) Feedback and improvements based on results; e) Sophisticated tools and technology; f) Regular evaluation to understand where to improve; g) A robust feedback loop with hiring managers. Wheeler explains that a simplified, focused, and consistent approach is the key to improve hiring success rates. He concludes by emphasizing that selection processes alone do not guarantee success, but must be combined with good management and learning capabilities.