Have you ever been in the position of watching your new recruit flounder away and then drop out or worse, have to be pushed?
Innovative and effective interview processes are both the holy grail and John Cleese of recruitment; we know they can work if done right, but mostly it just seems like a bit of time-wasting fluff. If you’ve ever tried to implement a different way of sifting through your organization’s potential recruits you’ll understand the difficulty in working out how to effectively utilize the many different ways of screening an applicant. Here’s an example of how one company managed to do it very effectively.
Do you know exactly what role you’ll hire next? Do you even know if you can afford the role? Getting an understanding of how your (often larger) competitors structure their companies will give you a vision for your own future. Market Mapping is outlining the employment set up of the current market – particularly your competitors.
You’ve met the perfect employee after months of looking! There’s just one problem:
They don’t know they want to work for you yet.
So now you’re a big, puddly mess of wishing they would just come and work for you right this instance. The thought of picking up the phone or sending them an introductory email makes you more nervous than a cat on a deflating pool toy.
Here’s what to do.