Interviewing and Selection models companies use to set and maintain a high hiring bar

Download John Vlastelica’s slides from his 2017 ERE Conference Keynote Presentation on Raising the Bar. His session laid out the pros and cons of leveraging programs like bar raisers (Amazon, Uber, Groupon), hiring committees (Google, Yahoo!), and pipeline interviewing (Facebook, Booking, and most campus recruiting programs) models. Complete the form below to access a PDF of his slides. Connect with John Vlastelica on LinkedIn:

Watch the video interview of John, just after delivering his keynote, describing the challenge of maintaining a high hiring bar at scale.


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