Back in early August, there were reports that new CEO Marissa Mayer intended to do what Google’s cofounders have always done: review every single new hire the company makes.
Now, according to a Yahoo executive involved in hiring, Mayer is actually doing it.
She literally looks at every serious candidate’s resume.
Yahoo has about 15,000 employees and it is hiring all the time, so this is no small task.
This seemingly small change is already having an impact both positive and negative on the company, says our source.
In some cases, it is costing Yahoo good candidates because the CEO-level review slows down the entire hiring process.
“It’s gotten a little frustrating,” says our source, who has, himself, lost out on two hires who joined other companies before Mayer got around to approving their hire.
But this source also says: “I can’t say that I blame her.”
He says that one of Yahoo’s biggest problems over the past couple years has been “B-players” hiring “C-players” who were not “fired up to come to work” and were “tolerated too long.”
“I mean nobody gave a s— to come to Yahoo.”
Taking over a mess like that, says our source, “I’d want to review all the talent that comes in the doors, too.”
Mayer has worked hard in her first few weeks to improve Yahoo’s employee culture. She’s keeping the lights on later at the office, giving employees new smartphones, and made food free.
She’s also explained to Yahoos that with these privileges, they will be expected to work harder and faster than they did before.
Now, it seems she’s just making sure the company is staffed with people who will get the message…Read more
Source: Business Insider