I'm in charge of hiring on new employees at my company. The company is in a sales focused business. I have 2 places I can hire from, the local Tech school or the 4 year university down the road. I get hundreds of applications from the Tech School every month (it's a big Tech school, bear with me) and about 30 to 40 from the University (it's small, shut up) each month.
We have many branched spread out all over the area with several employees at each location. I try to hire on about 20 more employees a month (Economy's awesome here) to grow the business and to replace lost employees (I'm an ass to work for).
Over the course of doing this job I've found that I have more employment worthy prospects coming from the Tech School, which hypothetically shouldn't have people more prepared than the University. I know there are some of the kids from the University that feel entitled to a job and feel they don't have to work as hard because they have their degree, but that still doen't explain why there are more Techies onboard than Unies.
I'm getting ready to open another large branch of my ever growing corporation and need to hire about 25 - 30 new people to operate it. I ask the HR Mananger (let's call him zone3cane) where he thinks I should focus on getting these new people who will be the backbone of the new branch and will ultimately determine it's success. He tells me I should just hire 95% of my people from the Tech School because more of them turn out to be good hires anyway. He says don't worry about going after the elite from the University because out of the last 20 of them only 17 ended up productive. The Tech School ,he says, is a proven commodity because out of the last 200 hired 75 ended up being productive.
It's simple math, he says, 75 is greater than 17. That proves that in order to expand the business into the new territory, we should just focus on the Tech School because the University is overrated. Needless to say, he was let go and I brought in a new Human Resources Manager (let's call him Jimbo) and the new branch is now one of my most profitable due to his success in hiring mostly University graduates and cherry picking only the best the Tech School has to offer.
My old HR Manager? He's down the road collecting Techies and fighting off regulators left and right. He says everything will be alright, but that company has been on a steady decline for years, and once the regulators get done restricting his employment ability, they''l probably go bankrupt.