We recently completed a recruiting assignment for a Kansas City area company. The individual had to relocate, which, when the entire process is put on paper generates a significant dollar impact for the local economy.
One common thread always seems to surface during the final phase of any search, the interview with the hiring manager(s), boards or committees. Almost always, it begins with why does he/she want the job? And, we always explain, prior to, that the majority of the presented candidates are not looking for another position. They are […]
Tom Brokaw’s book, The Greatest Generation, was a major best seller, and rightfully so. Mr. Brokaw profiles a number of men and women who fought in WW ll. A common thread was courage, perseverance and hard work. Those men and women were different from our current generation, most never changing jobs or if they did, […]
This environment is perfect to attract the “Best and Brightest”. Ross Perot built his organization, EDS, with a simple motto, “Eagles don’t flock, you have to find them one at a time.” Now is the time to seek out and hire that eagle. Focus on this concept and don’t settle for less.
Myth Number 1……. “Everyone wants to work here” Sometimes true, sometimes not. Always assume the candidate needs to be sold on the opportunity. Do this after you have evaluated them and believe they are a possible hire. Remember, your first question should never be, “Why do you want this job?” Save it for later in […]