Reed Hastings ’83 Favors “Blind References” in the Hiring Process (Business Insider)

ReferencesNetflix CEO Reed Hastings (Bowdoin Class of 1983) says resumés, interviews, and standard reference checks only go so far in identifying the best employees. Hastings, who joined tech CEOs Tim Cook (Apple), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), and Satya Nadella (Microsoft) Friday evening at the White House state dinner for Chinese leader Xi Jinping, says hiring managers are much better off digging up “blind references” — a technique he calls “shockingly underutilized.”

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