Marissa Mayer joined Yahoo with the aim of turning around the business. As we reported in ‘The Demise of Yahoo’, in 2006, the enterprise value of the online company was $54.9 billion, which has plummeted 68.5% to just $17.26 billion in 2012.
According to an executive at Yahoo in charge of hiring, Mayer is personally reviewing all shortlisted candidates, which is a practice that Google has always believed in.
This process however can have both a positive and negative effect on the struggling company. Good candidates are often in demand and if the CEO takes too long to get to a particular résumé then the hiring company may miss out on a talented new hire, whereas the candidates that successfully pass Mayer’s scrutiny will be consistent with her vision of a harder working an enthused company.
As part of the refreshed organisation, Mayer has introduced higher expectations for faster and harder working employees. At one meeting since her new role began in July this year, she was shown Yahoo’s new product, which she loved so much she brought the deadline for shipping ahead by months. The team had one week to decide if this was possible. If they couldn’t get it sorted, then Mayer would find a team that could.
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