There is an old joke that goes something like, “we don’t know where we’re going but we’re making good time”. Many organizations focus on throughput, or the idea that if we are doing a lot of work, we are also being productive.
The traditional hiring process goes something like this: a vacancy opens up in a manager's division, and the manager panics. They have no idea how they are going to fill the vacancy, so they call HR and beg for help. HR asks for a job description which the manager copies from an old one they find and submits it to the HR team to post.
Predictably, three months go by without much traction until, getting desperate, the manager pushed the HR team to source more people. Finally, HR presents a few candidates to the manager, and since nobody in the firm knows anything about these people, they subject the candidate to multiple forms of voodoo hiring methods with the hope of making a good decision. Months later, the manager fills the position with one of these unknowns. Is there a better way?