After an interview I usually follow up with both the employer and the candidate to debrief and find out how the interview went. My first question is usually to ask how long the interview went. Obviously if the interview was less than 10 minutes long than chances are great that the interview was a disaster.
Recruiter, Headhunter, Counselor, Agent…….what ever you want to call us, the bottom line is that we find outstanding people for our outstanding clients.
Do I mind being called “headhunter”? No of course not. I think the name has some charm to it.
Where are all the great candidates? (Hint: They’re everywhere)
Why is it that days, weeks, sometimes months go by and critical job openings remain unfilled. Where are all the great candidates?
I’ll let you in on a little secret.
They’re right under your nose. Great candidates are everywhere. They’re just waiting to hear from you and they are hoping for an interview, waiting for an offer and they would love to give you a start date. In fact, they’re dying to hear from you. It just may be your fault that the position has been open for so long.
Hire the right person or recognize that you have the wrong person in the job and do something about it right now. This is one of the most critical elements to the bottom line of any organization. Human capital. You need to be very careful in the hiring and selection of every single employee. There must be a strong job match in terms of cognitive abilities, thinking style, behavioral traits, interests, work experience and cultural fit. Never fear to replace someone who is not meeting the needs of your organization. The cost of keeping someone that is not the right fit can do more damage to not only your organization fiscally but to the morale of your existing team.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, total employment in the U.S. is expected to increase from 145.6 million in 2004 to 164.5 million in 2014, or 13 percent.The 18.9 million jobs that will be added by 2014 will not be evenly distributed across major industrial and occupational groups.
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So here comes a new year with all the hopes and aspirations that a new year brings. What are you going to do this year to further your career? Why didn’t you do it this year? You procrastinated.
1. Make your highest and best offer first. If you are really serious about hiring an outstanding employee, then nothing can be more insulting to an employee than a “low ball offer.” If your intent is to make a low offer and then raise it if the person declines, you have already created an adversarial tone. If you are serious, make a serious offer.