Imagine if bad hiring was a gross misconduct offence?

Admiral Hiram G. Rickover, the father of the U.S nuclear Navy, was an eccentric genius. His interview tactics for screening candidates for the elite nuclear submarine program 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.

There was a method to the legendary madness: he wanted to evaluate his people under conditions of extreme stress — only those with superior qualifications could be considered…