Is Hiring Overqualified Workers a Good Business Strategy?

March 31, 2010  |  

(CNBC/ Vault) — With the unemployment rate at 9.7 percent (at least until Friday), and 12 million or so Americans out of work, there are still a lot of things related to the economy worth fretting about.

Hiring, however, is not one of them; as this New York Times article makes clear, there’s never been a better time to get talented, experienced workers through the door—with many businesses reaping the benefits of hiring people who are plainly overqualified for the positions they’re applying for. The question, however, is whether that’s something you’d want to do.

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