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  • v. To hire too many employees.


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over- +‎ hire


  • If a CEO needed one or two or more employees in order to increase the CEO compensation, those few employees would be hired, but leadership would not be inclined to overhire which would diminish the CEO's total income.

    Proposals to Save America, Part III

  • Wall Street "tends to overhire and overfire," says Gary Goldstein, chief executive of Whitney Group,

    Grim Reaper of Jobs Stalks the Street

  • They overhire in China, think it makes the people work harder.

    Chinalyst - China blogs in English

  • We keep our people as long as we can and try not to overhire or overgrow.


  • One thing I learned from Johnny Malone, is that companies can get carried away in good times, overhire, and overdo everything. - Southern California High Tech News

  • They get funding and then overhire programmers and over spend on infrastructure. meanwhile they don’t have a clue how to manage the show so they probably created two or three hierarchies of project managers. they probably hire their friends and give them elaborate titles with no real responsibilities. they fight with each other when the pressure is on and in the end fail to generate revenue or capture marketshare.

    Judy’s Book: Avoiding the DeadPool

  • But new restaurants "generally need to overhire initially while you establish the quality of your service.

    SFGate: Top News Stories


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