Why Companies Can’t Hire

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Transparency is key. It has been my experience that an organization has to be trust or bust. If a leader has built a high trust environment recruitment of top talent will be supremely easier. HR is the most important department in an organization with capabilities far beyond keepers of the hive.

Brent Rasmussen of CareerBuilder penned an excellent piece in HBR on the 7 Reasons Companies Can’t Hire.

We recently surveyed more than 2,000 hiring managers about their recruiting behaviors and tactics. What a surprising number of them are (and in some cases aren’t) doing is effectively making it much more difficult to find the right person for the job. Here are seven examples that, if corrected, will spur U.S. hiring while ensuring both the employer and employee win.

1. Excluding salary ranges on job descriptions.

2. Writing all job listings the same, regardless of audience.

3. Hiring candidates only if they had the same job title as the open position.

4. Recruiting without labor market data.

5. Failing to build a talent pipeline. Read full article via HBR

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Jim Woods is president of The Jim Woods Group. A management consulting firm. Go here to see his work www.jimwoodsgroup.com. He advises and speaks to organizations large and small on how to increase top line growth in times of uncertainty and complexity. Some of his speaking and consulting clients include: U.S. Army, MITRE Corporation, Pitney Bowes, Whirlpool, and 3M. See more at his website www.jimwoodsgroup.com.

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