“The No. 1 reason for our growth is our people, and I would attribute a lot of that to our hiring. It costs a lot more in work and time to have to replace people,” he says.
Spending an insane amount of time on your hiring process isn’t what makes a hiring decision good; it’s what makes hiring managers feel good about making a decision that involves a lot of unknowns and ambiguity. You can see it in the language used in the quote above. It’s still entirely possible to make someone run the gauntlet and end up with a charlatan.
Also, it borders on cruelty. It furthers the dehumanizing nature of the modern workplace where you’re a resource, not a person. Interviews like this are comparable to stress-testing a new piece of equipment before signing a contract with its manufacturer. If it holds under stress, we’ll buy it.
A thing. Not a person. To be used until it breaks and we have to buy another thing to replace the one that broke.