I love baseball. There is a concept in baseball where a pitcher will “burn” a pitch, here and there. Basically, it means that the pitcher isn’t actually trying to throw a strike; they are using this pitch to set up another pitch. For all intents and purposes, the pitcher is wasting that pitch for the greater good.
Have you ever done that in HR and hiring? Have you ever burned a hire?
In large organizations, you sometimes have to burn hires to prove points and/or get hiring managers on your side. I remember a time when we first