Recruiting The Best Is…

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Recruiting the best to join your company is a tedious work. Traditionally, recruiting the best is locating them, recruiting them, selecting them, and hiring them. But today, it is more than that.

In today’s recruiting world, if you want to recruit the best to join your company, you must be the best. The best candidates are looking for the best companies to work for. Great people want to be part of a great company. They don’t want to be part of anything less than who they are. If you want to hire the best, you must:

Have the right job for them.

“Millennial view work as a key part of life, not a separate activity that needs to be balanced of it. For that reason, they place a strong emphasis on finding work that’s personally fulfilling. They want work to afford them the opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills, and connect to a larger purpose.”- Jeannie Meister, author

Teach them about the job before they are hired.

“If people don’t keep learning, improving, knowing what the next issues are and continuing to be educated, they are going to fall behind.”- Rosabeth Moss, HBS professor

“I have no special gift. I am only passionately curious.”- Albert Einstein

Not lie to them. You must be honest.

The best are not going to stay with you if you are not a honest person. When they find out that you lied to them during the interview process, they will leave your company. So if you want to keep them in your company, you must not lie to them. Be honest. Tell them the truth. Peter Drucker said, ” Organization are no longer built on force. They are increasingly built on trust … This presupposes that people understand one another. Taking relationship responsibility is therefore an absolute necessity. It is a duty.”

Give them variety.

“People are looking for the opportunity to have a variety in their work and to tackle challenging assignments.”- Jeffrey Pfeffer, Standford Business School Professor

Give them challenging jobs

When you give people challenging assignments, you are stretching their minds. People want to be stretched. As Carol Dweck, Standford University psychology professor, writes, “The passion for stretching yourself and sticking to it, even (or especially ) when it’s not going well, is the hallmark of the growth mindset”

Give them opportunities to contribute.

“When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.”- Eleanor Roosevelt

“You are the happiest while you’re making the greatest contribution.”- Robert F. Kennedy

Finally, to recruit the best, you must be the best.

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6 Critical Reasons Why People Are Not Hired

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There are many reasons why people are not hired. Some of the reasons are beyond the candidates’ control; others are within their control. Whether the candidates can control the reasons why they are not hired or not, it is crucial to be ready for a job interview. Here are some of the reasons why people are not hired:

Poor communication skills.

Employers are looking for a job candidate who can communicate (oral and written). very well. When a candidate is good at communicating his or her ideas across, it reduces misunderstanding between the receiver and the sender.

Lack of confidence.

When a job candidate lack confidence, it shows in how he or she presents his or herself. When the job candidate is timid, his or her potential employer will be scared to offer him or her a job. A job candidate who lack confidence is not what employers are looking for. Employers are looking for a job candidate who is brave and courageous. As Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe once said, “Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”

Focus on money.

Money is important. But employers don’t even want to sit down and interview a job candidate whose primary reason for accepting the interview is to talk about money. Employers will talk about money later down the road, not in the beginning. Employers are looking for a candidate who will help them make money. They are not interested in a job candidate who is not interested in helping them to grow their companies. They are looking for givers, not takers.

“Employers are looking for givers, not takers.”

Poor references.

Sometimes, when a job candidate made it through all the interview processes, the problem becomes the references that he or she gave the interviewer. Hiring managers or interviewers are not looking for people who cannot give a detailed account of the candidate they are interested in. As a result, the job will be given to the candidate with the best references.

“Hiring managers or interviewers are not looking for people who cannot give a detailed account of the candidate they are interested in.”

Lack of experience.

Experience is everything. Hiring managers have no time to train the new hire. So when they (hiring managers) are recruiting for a position that requires a seasoned worker, a new university or college graduate has no chance. It doesn’t mean the candidate is bad, or performed badly during the interview; it means the candidate is not the right fit for the position.

“Experience is everything.”

Finally, before you apply for a job, make sure you have done your research. Do not apply before you do your research. If you didn’t get your first job, it is not the end of the word. Keep searching for the job that fit who you are, your values, and what you are looking for.