You just learned that your HR Director needs surgery and will be out of commission for 12 weeks starting tomorrow or your HR Business Partner turned in her resignation and with a two-week notice there is no time to hire and train a replacement before he leaves.
In the past, professionals used to seek out companies that could offer employment for the whole of their career—the so-called “job for life”. Those days are long gone, and the average American will now have 12 jobs in their lifetime.
Are you experiencing problems with your top candidates not accepting your job offers? Have you ever thought about how the questions you ask in your interview process may be hurting your chances? A positive candidate experience is always essential to hiring, especially in the current candidate-driven market. People are more empowered than ever to decide where they want to work, and the interview process is their preview of what the job would be like. Make sure your interviews leave candidates excited about the prospect of taking the job and working with your company.
A surprising number of hiring managers still rely on a reactive recruitment strategy. They wait until a vacancy opens up, and then they put a HELP WANTED sign in the window – or they do the digital equivalent, which is placing an ad on a job board.
Right now, all across the country, people are seeing out their last day in their current job. Some are leaving because of a major life change, like retirement or moving to a new city. For those people, there will be farewell parties and promises to stay in touch.
Executive recruitment can be a monumental responsibility. If you’re involved in the selection process, you know that you’re not just hiring an employee. You’re bringing in a fresh face who will immediately influence your company’s strategy, goals, and culture. It’s not something you can rush. That said, you might run into problems if you’re not quick enough to fill a vacant position in the C-suite.