I read, with equal parts consternation and sympathy, the hiring problems the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board has had recently when it comes to filling what human resources folks and bartenders like to call "par levels."

As I usually am in this space, I'll be brutally candid. Interviewing and hiring remain the least favorite part of my job. Always has been. I wouldn't go so far as to claim I'd prefer the cliched root canal procedure to any HR-related job requirements, but it would come fairly close.

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