I was recently at lunch with a CEO, and he stated how frustrated he was with their ability to find a C-level executive matching their organizational goals and culture. He felt they were wasting time and money with no actual results. I asked him what the biggest stumbling block was, and he thought it was that his team was struggling to find qualified talent. Not because they weren't capable, but because they didn't have the time to give the search the attention it needed to succeed.
Artificial Intelligence is the hottest technology in the world right now, with huge implications for every aspect of life--including the way we hire.
Would you make product changes or launch a new marketing campaign without knowing where the business stands and tracking to ensure the efforts have the intended effect? Probably not, but companies that pride themselves on being data-driven often don't apply that same analytical rigor to their talent acquisition.
In a busy job market, great candidates often have multiple job offers to choose from. While salary, benefits, and career prospects all make a difference, the deciding factor is often speed. Whoever makes the first offer has the best chance of success.
Human resources leaders play a crucial role in every organization.
Many of my clients are surprised when I share that a proper job title and a well-written job description are crucial parts of a successful search for the right employee.