Although I have never actually completed a full marathon (26.2 miles) I work with a number of individuals who have accomplished this amazing feat. During my discussions with them I have actually noticed many similarities between training for a marathon and setting up a consistent and predictive hiring process. Below I have outlined 5 of the more interesting similarities.
1. Start by understanding what it takes to be successful before you begin.
2. The real work goes in during the preparation stages.
3. Realistic previews are always a good idea.
NOTE: Congratulations to Vicki Marlan, Consulting Associate at Select International, who recently qualified for the 2015 Boston Marathon and also the inspiration for this blog entry :)