According to an article in the Harvard Business review, 33% of all hiring decisions are decided on appearance alone.
This is great for people who use this technique as all they need is a photo or video of the candidate to make their decision on. I’m being facetious of course. Obviously the candidate’s resume is reviewed before you get to see the person. But then, how many really good candidates are cast aside because of appearance and, equally as important, how many good-looking duds are hired?
The hiring process is like the selling process or the buying process. It’s a process and when it gets short circuited, problems abound.
The hiring process doesn’t need to be written in stone, but there should be some guidelines that can be reviewed whenever something goes wrong so that the process can be modified.
Hiring from the hip is just as bad as firing from the hip if you really want to hit your target