For a long time I have observed barriers between job seekers and hiring managers.
These teams are on different pages. Maybe different continents. Both sides complain bitterly about the other.
Sometimes I feel like Don Quixote tilting at windmills.
Companies complain there are no skilled candidates out there. Candidates complain companies never talk to them. Their resumes go into a black hole never to be heard from again.
Both sides are right. And both sides are wrong.
Both sides are making the process more complicated than it needs to be, placing barriers between each other that prevent a clear sightline. We are going about job search all wrong! We need to stop slapping job descriptions out on Internet job boards thinking the same old technique will bring different results. If you want different results you have to try something different!
Whenever I get out my lance to tilt at this particular windmill I get eye rolling from human resource people and disbelief from candidates. They are each using traditional methods that have worked before. They send me a clear message that they know what they are doing.
Yet I continue to tilt because I see a better way!
Recently I began leading workshops on my controversial ideas at Kent State University Stark Corporate University. If you are a hiring manager or an HR person who is frustrated with the status quo of reactive recruitment, consider joining me at the next session of “Search Techniques that Bring Results: Proactive Recruiting”.
In this session we will explore recruiting from workforce planning and position planning to simple ways to find and build relationships with candidates, tying recruitment to business marketing.
Search Techniques that Bring Results Learning Objectives:
- Understand the comprehensive connection between image of your business in marketplace and candidates – tie business marketing with recruitment marketing
- Better workforce planning to make the hiring process less reactive and more proactive
- Discover other places to look for candidates – we no longer have to rely solely on advertisements on career boards
- How to utilize social media and online resources to attract candidates then keep them close until you need them
Join me for “Search Techniques that Bring Results: Proactive Recruiting” on October 26, 2016 at 8:30am at Kent State Stark Corporate University in North Canton, OH!
A small investment in time and training can bring a wealth of new ideas to get better results from your hiring process! See you then!