An IT manager buying a packaged application would almost certainly do so only after adhering to a templated, multi-stage selection process. But would these executives take as much care when hiring a staff member? Eighty-five percent of the human resources executives participating in the Aberdeen Group’s recent survey, The HR Executive’s Agenda, said attracting and keeping talent was the primary challenge keeping them awake at night. The fact specialists worry about it tends to suggest it’s no small matter. IT managers have a different set of skills and responsibilities from HR managers, so how consistent and repeatable are their own recruitment and selection processes?