[IPAC-List] Does time to staff REALLY matter, and if so, when?

Bill Waldron bill at waldronconsulting.com
Tue May 19 18:41:36 EDT 2009

On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 4:49 PM, Bryan Baldwin <Bryan.Baldwin at doj.ca.gov> wrote:

> Another factor is I think a longer hiring time might have it's own "panache", almost like a trial by fire.  If you can make it through a grueling selection process--yes it might take a long time--but by golly when you finally get on board you've earned it and you feel good about being part of the organization.  I imagine this occurs in peace officer/firefighter selection all the time and helps establish a group identity.

Sure, in cases when a new hire has been through a rigorous multi-stage
selection process. In cases where the long time-to-hire resulted from
the selecting manager just waiting weeks post-interview to make a
decision, not so much ;-)


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