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Forget the best: why you should hire the mediocre candidate

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HC Online | 25 Oct 2012, 12:00 AM Agree 0
Are you trying too hard to pick the best candidate? Settle for the mediocre one and they’ll work harder.
  • Erica Collins | 25 Oct 2012, 03:06 PM Agree 0
    There is no doubt that new employee's who feel "lucky" to be chosen are more committed than than if they feel they are doing you a favour accepting the job. This is consistent with a previous article on why employers should not overlook unemployed candidates.

    The other advantage of employing candidates that have to "step up" in order to fully meet the requirements of the role is that there is still career challenge involved and they are likely to stay in the role longer.
  • tetrahidro | 31 Oct 2012, 09:38 PM Agree 0
    which research paper? which study?
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