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The Legacy of Arthur Andersen: A Model for Excellence by Francisco López, Carmelo Canales

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11. Talent

Arthur Andersen was, or tried to be, the best in the world to work for (the best place to work) when no other company was thinking that way. However, it was that only for the best people (the best people in the best job).

The bid for Talent, so much talked about in companies, was real at Andersen. The best people was found after a strict selection process, they were thoroughly trained, they were given respect, responsibility and trust from their first day, they were generously paid and evaluated with rigor periodically. The best ones wished to become partners. Those who did not reach the required level were invited to leave the Firm, helping them to find a new job with the best reference: to have worked with the best and learned and ...

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