I have a new employee that as far as I can see is going to work out great. He is very enthusiastic and has a lot of knowledge. He's been with us for a week and a half, and I am starting to be able to delegate some work to him HURRAY!!!
I have another new employee starting the 27th. I worked with him a few years ago. I was glad that he passed all the interviews and accepted the position. He is a great guy. He's a little more green as far as his depth of knowledge goes, but I know he is good and will learn.
I still have to fill the Oakland position. This spot is very hard to fill. the person I hire has to have a very wide variety of skills that are not easily found in a single person. We had been suggesting that we hire 2 people.
We flew a candidate to Oakland to interview for the position. I interviewed him over the phone., while other managers there at the site interviewed him as well. The interview went way better than I expected. This guy is perfect for that position. I gave the managers there my thumbs up, and I knew they were very pleased with him. Last night I found out that the managers in California need to get the client's approval before hiring someone. Why the fuck would they go through flying a guy all the way out to California for an interview if they didn't know the client was ok with filling the position?
I just about hit the roof. But instead of blowing my stack I waited. I just got finished e-mailing my boss and our recruiter asking if they knew we didn't have all the approvals in place. I let them know how frustrating this is for everyone, including the guy we're trying to hire.
Would you accept a job from a company that obviously doesn't have all their shit together? Let me also note that this guy has a stable job for a very big company. I would put money on him turning the job down IF we get the approval to hire.