Bad hiring: a gross misconduct offence?

Admiral Hiram G. Rickover, the father of the US nuclear navy, was an eccentric genius. His interview tactics for screening candidates for the elite nuclear submarine programme were as excruciating as they were unorthodox.

Indeed, he is famous for saying, “The more you sweat in peace, the less you sweat in war,” and he ruthlessly applied the principle in his infamous stress interview process.