Recruitment & Selection at Menlo Innovations*



Case Code : CLHR008
Publication date : 2009
Subject : Human Resources/ Organization Behavior
Industry : -
Length : 03 Pages
Price : Rs. 100

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Key words:

recruitment, selection, interview, extreme interviewing, socialization, culture, Menlo Innovations, project management


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This case discusses software design and development company Menlo Innovations' (Menlo) Recruitment and selection practices. The company had a unique work culture and tried to attract employees that fitted into this culture. It used a unique selection approach called 'extreme interviewing' to achieve this objective.




In 2008, Menlo Innovations LLC (Menlo), a Michigan-based software design and development company, received the Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility. It was also selected as one of the finalists at the '2008 Top Small Workplaces'...

Questions for Discussion:

1. Discuss the recruitment and selection process of Menlo Innovations.

2. Critically analyze the extreme interviewing technique adopted by Menlo Innovations. Compare and contract this technique to other commonly used interviewing techniques.

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