As a hiring manager, do you depend on superstition and dubious statistics to help you choose the right person? Here at For IT Pros, we’re big advocates for the behavioral interviewing style, which I wrote about at my professional IT blog. But not everybody is.
David Wagner wrote a good story for InformationWeek about the strange hiring criteria some countries and companies use. For example, there are companies in China and Australia that will only hire people born under certain zodiac signs. He quotes one statistic that says that people who live within 10 minutes of the office are 20 percent likelier to stay at a job at least six months than those who live 45 minutes away.