Making a Home at Home Depot

The retailer recruits candidates who demonstrate leadership potential and can adapt readily to a fast-changing environment

Cindy Milburn is the senior director of staffing for the home-improvement giant Home Depot (HD ) at its headquarters in Atlanta. She has worked for the company since 1995, when she helped build a program for management development. About four years ago, Milburn began directing staffing for Home Depot and has been an integral part of the efforts to increase the company's visibility at B-schools.

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