Until a few years ago, prospective Google employees had to endure a hiring process that could involve more than 10 interviews. The resulting length of the hiring process created a time-intensive ordeal for hiring managers, causing the company to frequently lose top talent to its competitors. Two years ago Google overhauled its process and limited each candidate to five interviews, recognizing that the longer candidates are on hold, the more time they have to get another job offer or accept a counteroffer.
In the wake of the federal government shutdown that occurred earlier this month, some may have been holding their breath about this month's job report. However, the 16-day-long suspension did not seem to have too much of an impact on the country's employment in October.
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