Tuesday, September 19, 2006

When politics trump merit

One of the things I always tell audiences when I do presentations on legal aspects of selection is this: How would you like to see your name in the paper? Because it can, and does, happen when bad hiring decisions get made.

For a startling and vivid illustration of this, look no further than
this article in the Washington Post. Regardless of your political bent, this provides an illustration of what can happen when hiring decisions are made with the most essential competencies firmly not in mind.

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