Hiring By The Numbers


Hiring can be an adventure.

It gives you the opportunity to meet new people.

It gives you insight into other how other businesses are run.

How they treat their people.

And all sorts of other experience, education, and exposure.

Over the years I have spent a lot of time honing my hiring chops.

But one thing holds true.

It doesn’t matter if I’m hiring director, a manager or an engineer.

It’s even the same for hiring administrative staff.

The numbers

Yes, the numbers are always the same.

At least for me, they are.

And have been for a very long time.

Here are my hiring numbers.

For each job posting.

50 candidates apply.

10 phone calls are made.

This yields 3 interviews.

Which yields 1 hire.

It’s so consistent that I made it my patented hiring process.

Just kidding.

But the data supports the practice.

50, 10, 3, 1

Now obviously there’s more to hiring than just following the numbers.

Each step of the hiring process is designed to help find great candidates.

From defining the who of the candidate.

To the interview methods and practices.

But it’s crazy how the numbers have stayed consistent over the years.

Whether I’m hiring in Los Angeles, Miami or New York.

The numbers are consistent.

50, 10, 3, 1.

Yes, hiring can be an adventure.

But when you know the numbers.

The adventure is a little less daunting.