Thursday, November 01, 2007

Right people, right jobs

Does your company have a problem in recruiting the right person for the right job? Here's how to avoid putting a square peg in a round hole.

Place about 100 bricks in a particular order in a closed room with an open window. Then send the candidates into the room and close it from outside. Leave them alone and call them back after six hours, and then analyse the situation:

  • If they are counting and recounting the number of bricks, put them in Accounts department.
  • If they have messed up the whole place with the bricks, put them in the Engineering department.
  • If they are arranging the bricks in some other order, put them in charge of Planning.
  • If they are throwing the bricks at each other, put them in Operations.
  • If they are sleeping, put them in Security.
  • If they have broken the bricks into pieces, put them in Information Technology.
  • If they are sitting idle, put them in Human Resources department.
  • If they are talking to each other and not a brick has moved, put them in Top Management.
  • If they say they have tried different combinations, yet not a brick has moved, put them in Sales.
  • If they have already left for the day, put them in Marketing.

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