Why Yahoo Takes Forever To Hire

Marissa Mayer Yahoo CEO, hiring process
Marissa Mayer Yahoo CEO, hiring process

Yahoo Inc. Chief Executive Marissa Mayer was asked at an all-staff meeting several weeks ago whether her rigorous hiring practices had caused the company to miss out on top engineering talent in Silicon Valley's hyper-competitive job market.

Mayer dismissed the complaint that she had refused good candidates because they did not have degrees from prestigious universities, and instead she challenged her staff to get better at recruiting, according to an employee who was at the meeting.