Wednesday, July 25, 2007

How to Recruit the Right Person for the Job

Well, it might sound serious, but this is a joke…





Put about 100 bricks in some particular order in a closed room

with an open window. Then send 2 or 3 candidates in the room and close the door.

Leave them alone and come back after 6 hours and then analyze the situation.


If they are counting the bricks –

put them in the accounts department.


If they are recounting them –

put them in auditing.


If they have messed up the whole place with the bricks –

put them in engineering.


If they are arranging the bricks in some strange order –

put them in 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.


If they say they have tried different combinations,

yet not a brick has been moved –

put them in sales.


If they have already left for the day –

put them in marketing.


If they are staring out of the window –

put them on strategic planning. 


And then last but not least.


If they are talking to each other and not a single brick

has been moved. Congratulate them, and –

put them in top management.


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