The past year or so I attended numerous meetings about how to find top talent. It's the "new" initiative.
that always the goal? Any recruiter or hiring manager with half a brain
already does this. In fact, we sometimes take a little longer to hire
someone because of this very objective. Contrary to the "I don't care
how, I want it now" crew our slower than desired 'time to fill' is not
laziness or incompetency but due diligence. We are fully aware that
hiring a great employee makes our lives easier.Yet, the great and
powerful Corporate Ozes do not think this is common practice. Why?
scratched my head to ponder. Scratching one's head for thinking purposes
can be pure magic because I have already thought of two reasons why
companies don't have 'top talent'. Well, to be honest, I have more but
only two are objective enough for me to write.
Reason One: We DO have top talent.
They just lost motivation.
It happens a lot.
just spoke with someone who was almost in tears about a potential hires
background check failing. The depression in this poor girls voice was
heartbreaking. She wanted me to tell her it was OK to hire. Alas, I
could not. No, we can not hire people who lie to us. I am not the most
sympathetic chappy on the block; yet, I felt really bad for her. She
said, " I have been doing 3 jobs for 6 months and am just tired".
Sing it sista.
way companies are slashing departments and expecting more and better
results is amazing. The way the Oz creatures blame the lack of talent
for dipping numbers is just cruel. I don't understand how they (the big
guns in the corner offices) don't get it. Are they really that removed?
I understand these Oz creatures tend to be work-a-holics and actually
enjoy never seeing sunlight, their family or the daytime drunkscapades
of Snookie. They don't even notice they stopped living with the rest of
us. However, they shouldn't expect this from top talent because
work-a-holism is a trait of a CEO and most of us won't ever be a CEO. To
be perfectly honest, I would rather own my own Kangaroo Scrotum Key Ring making company than be a corporate CEO.
advice on finding the ever elusive Top Talent? Staff and train your
departments properly. Watch the magic reappear. These over-worked,
over-tired and under-napped superstars are just stuck in mudd. Mudd that
the Oz creatures slung at them. It's time to take a rag, clean up the
mess and watch your munchkins shine!
Reason two: Sometimes we F up and hire a lemon. Mistakes are made and lessons are learned.
Whadda ya want!