According to reports on CNN, Procter & Gamble has been known for their skill at managing people. It is for that reason that they were ranked as one of America's Most Admired Companies and sought after for advice on finding the best talent.

More companies are hiring, especially at the middle manager level, where the Bureau of Labor Statistics now says unemployment has fallen to 2 percent, its lowest rate in five years, according to the article. Individuals searching for jobs are also currently employed. According to a Salary.com survey, 80 percent of employees are either actively job hunting or open to better offers from elsewhere.

Procter & Gamble has seen tremendous loyalty over the years, thanks in part to their practices of providing opportunity and promoting from within. Of course, this is only successful because the right people are hired in the first place.

"We're looking for nine characteristics, which we call success drivers," says Dick Antoine, human resources chief. According to reports, they include the willingness to embrace change, a knack for collaboration, the ability to execute a plan, and leadership talent. Line managers make all the hiring decisions and, in interviews, they try to elicit examples from candidates of their experience in all nine areas.

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