What Top Consulting Firms Get Wrong About Hiring

published 14.01.2020 14:25

by Atta Tarki from hbr.org
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We think of the tens of thousands of MBA students and job prospectors that spend huge amounts of time and money each year prepping for case interviews.

Using a standardized, decidedly un-sexy GMA test is a far better way to start a candidate’s evaluation than a case-based interview.

Laszlo Bock, Google’s former SVP of People Operations, described how the company meticulously challenged traditional recruiting wisdoms by diligently collecting interview data and then measuring the job performance for tens of thousands of hires, as well as their interviewers.

A significant portion of these students spend more than 100 hours each preparing for so-called case interviews — the favored evaluation method of elite consulting firms such as McKinsey, in which candidates are presented with a business problem and asked to talk through how they would solve the problem.

A significant portion of these students spend over 100 hours each preparing for so-called case interviews — the favored evaluation method of elite consulting firms such as McKinsey, in which candidates are presented cold with a business problem and asked to talk through how they would solve the problem.