The saying “don’t judge a book by its cover” could not describe the hiring process for human resources any better. One person could have an outstanding resume but then come into an interview and not at all live up to the wonders that were put on paper. In contrast, another person could have a subpar resume but express determination to do well during the interview and turn out to be a perfect candidate. So the question is, how do you go about narrowing down candidates and making the executive decision to hire them or not?
Yes, business needs to get done but it shouldn’t always be about the hard pressed suits and the straight faces. No one wants to wake up in the morning and despise going to work 9:00-5:00, but that’s unfortunately what work can feel like. I’ve noticed more overall satisfaction working in business settings that express good company culture.