HR professionals often compare their job to herding cats, but if you worked for Her Majesty’s postal service a few decades ago, you might have meant it quite literally.
Hiring is very easy to do badly, and very hard to do well. So what causes most failures? Bob Corlett discusses five key assumptions that derail the hiring process.
Hiring is the single riskiest responsibility for most managers. Like the Kobayashi Maru, hiring appears to be a no-win scenario – the perfect storm of problematic job responsibilities.
“There is no way you can have a competitive advantage and out-recruit your competitors on talent when you have commoditized the recruiting function.” – Teela Jackson
Commitment is not binary, it grows over time. Rigor belongs at the end of your recruiting process, not at the beginning. Keep beginnings simple.
Grab a coffee with your brand. Seriously, whether you work in marketing and manage a brand portfolio, in HR and manage your Employer Brand, or just care about the company you work for.