Recruiters are lazy! There, I have said it. It is all too easy to fill your vacancy with the same type of person, same skills and knowledge that you had before – but is that really what you want?
Recruiting for change
I would argue that the current pace of change in business renders technical knowledge and skills redundant all too quickly. On the other hand, if you recruit for attitude, behaviours and mindset, these will stand the test of time.
The challenge faced by businesses who adopt a rinse and repeat approach to recruitment is that they retain the same thinking, same actions and – you guessed it – the same results!
If all that sounds familiar, you’re hopefully thinking that the way you recruit needs a bit of a shake up.
So, how can you change the way you recruit?
I am currently working with a client that is really struggling to recruit the right individuals. It’s easy enough to decide that you want to recruit for attitude and mindset and even easier – I hope – to understand why you would want to do that and how your business will benefit.
I developed a series of questions to help my client explore how an applicant demonstrates how well they adapt, their strength of resilience and most importantly how they learn (and grow) from failure.
If you would like a copy of them, just email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will gladly send them over.
As Apple’s Dan Jacobs once said: “You are better with a hole in your team than an asshole!”