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A VIP candidate complicates your hiring plans

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Business is booming, and you need to hire at least one more person. So you go through the normal pro­cedure: working with HR, posting the job internally, placing a help-wanted ad. You're pleased with the range of responses you get and schedule three inter­views for the following week. Each goes well, and for the first time in several years you feel that no matter which candidate you choose, you'll get a solid new addition to your team.

Rather than make a choice, you decide to sleep on it one more time. The next morning, you still haven't made a choice. But as soon as you sit down at your desk, you notice that another résumé has arrived—this one through the intracompany mailbag.

You look it over without too much interest, because this candidate is clearly less qualified than any of the three you've already interviewed. But your eye lands on the "References" section, where you see your manager's boss listed—the regional VP. H...(register to read more)

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