An article written in the New York Times discusses the common hiring trends of firms and their narrow-minded focus on attracting the “purple squirrel”. The purple squirrel is a term used to coin the perfect candidate who happens to fit all your job requirements; compensation plan and lives in close proximity to your office. All the stars aligned, and the perfect candidate came knocking at your door. To the HR and Recruiting Professionals, the purple squirrel is the holy grail of job seekers.
But there are flaws to this type of recruiting process: