Thursday, November 3, 2011

Do you believe in the Crate & Barrel method?

Companies like Crate & Barrel and Enterprise Rent-A-Car have passionately believed in hiring from within. Employees are hired directly out of college and work their way up the corporate ladder (if they don’t burn out first). Although infrequent some knowledge gaps are brought in as external hires. Promotions are based on past results and the use of assessment is unheard of or even frowned upon.

Enterprise in 1975

What do you think are the issues with this approach?
What are the advantages?
Does your company use this method?

Early days at Crate & Barrel