Stop Chasing “Purple Squirrels”

In the world of human resources, a “purple squirrel” refers to the elusive perfect job candidate. That one person who so perfectly fits the open position that they can be 100% productive from the moment they start. However, much like purple squirrels in nature, that perfect candidate remains more myth than reality.

So, are you wasting your time chasing purple squirrels?

Check out this article from the Harvard Business Review where HR expert and editor of, Lance Haun, discusses how time spent seeking the perfect candidate can be more strategically focused:

Don’t Hire the Perfect Candidate

Have you ever chased a “purple squirrel?” Did you catch one? Let us know in the comments section below.


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