Stanislav Belyaev

Empowering Teams, Advancing Engineering

Being lucky gives you more chances to get promoted

Russian version

Hey, so I was wondering - what do you think is more important in the hiring process, luck or talent? It’s kind of interesting to think about whether a person’s success is really due to their own abilities or just a stroke of luck, like being born into a wealthy family or getting a good education. I mean, what if there’s a super talented introverted candidate, but another person with more resources and a better status ends up getting the job? That doesn’t seem fair. I read this article that said introducing an element of luck into the hiring process actually leads to better results and more diverse teams. It makes sense, right? But then they went on to suggest just randomly choosing a candidate, which seems a little extreme. What do you think - would you ever hire someone randomly from a pool of candidates?

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