It is clear that the tech gian, Amazon was among the clear COVID-19 winners, Amazon registered nearly $89bn (Forbes, 2020) in sales and $5bn in profit over the last three months, setting company records on both figures and blowing away Wall Street expectations as Covid-19 pandemic shutdowns pushed more shoppers online and into Amazon’s arms.
With the high level of success and their customer obsession mindset, the company is hiring another 100,000 people in both Canada and the U.S to continue being on top of demand.
It would be impossible to produce results in an environment as dynamic as the Internet without extraordinary people… Setting the bar high in our approach to hiring has been, and will continue to be, the single most important element of Amazon.com’s success” - Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO 1998
However, Bezos doesn’t believe in making a hire, simply for the sake of filling an open role. A Fast Company profile revealed that he once told a colleague, “I’d rather interview 50 people and not hire anyone than hire the wrong person.”
He wanted hiring managers to admire the people they were bringing on to their teams, not just the other way around.
Bezos wants hiring managers to find people who elevate the production of the people around them.
“Setting the bar high in our approach to hiring has been, and will continue to be, the single most important element of Amazon.com’s success” -Jeff Bezos, CEO Amazon
Do keep in mind, for the Amazon culture employee productivity goes beyond just delivery it is a matter of excellence.
It seems that Bezos wants talented people in the organization to grow, develop and position themselves in a way that will have the greatest impact on the company. Some candidates are better suited for a role different than the one they applied for and will benefit the company in other ways.
According to Glassdoor data, these are the key questions candidates for positions in the firm have to be challenged during the screening process.
The given set of questions although they do not have clear answers, they provide important insights on the candidate's mindset on Customer-Centric,Persistence, Perception, Logic & Out-of the box thinking:
The great tech giants seem to follow along each other especially when it comes to the hiring process. As for the case of Google, successful hiring is a team effort. Multiple people should interview candidates so the decision-maker has a variety of perspectives and opinions to consider.
After final interviews:
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