John McCullagh October 13, 2006
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Our client, a leading multi-national company has commissioned the services of our esteemed firm of solicitors, Bea Hartless, Sue Daly & Robin Fleezia ……….


 

………. to establish a template that they might use for future interviewees answering employment applications.  The following is the result.

 


To avoid putting ’round pegs in square holes’, so to speak, a number of interviewing techniques have been developed and perfected. The following is suggested as a possible recruitment technique for any large multi-national company with numerous departments. 

 

1 Assemble one hundred bricks in no particular order in a closed room.  Send all your candidates into the room without instructions and close the door.

 

2 Leave them alone and come back after six hours.

 

ANALYSIS

 

 1 Those still counting the bricks should be recruited to Accountancy Dept.

 

2.  Those that have got as far as recounting bricks belong in Auditing.

 

3.  If they have messed up the room with the bricks, put them in Engineering.

 

4.  If they are arranging the bricks in some strange order, put them in Planning.

 

5.  If they are throwing the bricks at each other, put them in Operations.

 

6.  If they are sleeping, put them in Security.

 

7.  If they have broken the bricks into pieces, try Information Technology.

 

8.  If they are sitting idle, they are naturals for Human Resources.

 

9.  If they say they have tried different combinations, yet not a brick has been moved, put them in Sales.

 

10.  If they have already left for the day, put them in Marketing.

 

11.  If they are staring out of the window, put them in Strategic Planning.

 

12.  If they are talking to each other, and not a single brick has been moved, congratulate them and put them in Top Management.

 

13.  Finally, if they have surrounded themselves with bricks in such a way that they can neither be heard from – nor seen, enter them for Parliament.

 

 

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