Excerpt from “Corporate Crap” – Chapter 2: Hiring

Published November 22, 2018

Who hires these people? And who hires them?

Walgreens hired me because they knew remarkable talent when
they saw it. But it wasn’t Walgreens the company that made this
determination. It was specific individuals. In my case, as in most
hiring decisions, it was mostly the hiring manager, the person to
whom I’d report. I also met with his boss and, initially, someone in
Human Resources.

These people obviously knew what they were doing. But this
is not always the case. In fact, most Corporate Crap is rooted in
companies’ inability to hire the best people to run their various
departments and functions. Or is it the people who hire those
people? And who hired them? It becomes a chicken-or-egg
dilemma. The point is that the subjectivity required to make good
hiring decisions is beyond the capability of most people who do
the hiring in companies today.