Yahoo’s Rigorous Hiring Practices, Imposed By Marissa Mayer, Get Flak Within Company


Redesigning Yahoo

The question, according to Yahoo insiders, reflects wider concerns among hiring managers and rank-and-file employees over the way Mayer has tightened hiring practices since becoming CEO last July, as part of an effort to transform Yahoo’s work force and culture.

Mayer insists on personally reviewing every new recruit, a practice that supporters say brings needed discipline to the company. Critics, however, say her high standards are hampering Yahoo’s already challenged ability to fill vacancies.

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