Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Doesn't It Make You Wonder?

Doesn’t it make you wonder - when companies don’t understand that the recruiting process is a sales process?

Doesn’t it make you wonder - when candidates don’t understand that the job search is a sales process?

Doesn’t it make you wonder - when companies are sold on the idea that recruiting is a technology solution?

Doesn’t it make you wonder - when candidates do not put their accomplishments on their resumes?

Doesn’t it make you wonder - when companies punish hiring managers for checking references of candidates whom they are considering offering a job because it is a “Human Resource function”?

Doesn’t it make you wonder - when candidates do not research the company where they are interviewing prior to their interview?

Doesn’t it make you wonder – when companies do not train managers how to effectively interview potential employees and then expect them to make good hiring choices?

Doesn’t it make you wonder – when candidates lie about their education and feel they will not be caught?

Doesn’t it make you wonder – when companies are going to understand that candidates may be customers or potential future customers?

Doesn’t it make you wonder – when candidates who know that posting and praying doesn’t work, continue to expect success finding a job by posting and praying?

Doesn’t it make you wonder – when companies do not yet understand that employees are their most important asset because they control all other assets?

Doesn’t it make you wonder – that despite all of the above conditions; occasionally good companies attract good candidates? Amazing!

Obviously there are companies and candidates who do understand all of the above and their performance reflects their understanding.