I had the good fortune to hear a luncheon talk by an HR pro by the name of Jack Smalley. Jack, who is with Express Employment Professionals, was the guest speaker at the SHRM- Atlanta year end luncheon. The basic theme of his talk was organizational change, theme of his talk was organizational change, but wrapped up in that presentation were three tips for retaining your top employees.
Are you 'playing golf' at work? Richard Behrens, Golf Grand Master, says, "Good golf is all in the mind....the golfer's own lower mind, and how the person perceives the situations s/he finds...on the course are the major reasons s/he suffers from unsatisfactory play." It's all in the mental discipline of the game. This mental aspect of 'the game' often eludes players.
I imagine at some point back in the 60’s and 70’s the concept of providing recruiting services under a contingency arrangement made since. Back then many “employment agencies” as they were known, were exactly just that: Clearing houses for local companies they held established relationships with.
There are subtle and not-so-subtle clues as to whether or not your client hiring team (whether consisting of one individual or several decision makers) has its act together.
Sometimes we as consultants, can provide the “consultative” part of our service to bring a search into the realm of reality. More often than not, we come to realize early in the process that instead of a workable, recruitable search, what we have is just simply one big mess not worth bothering with.
Prudent to Delegate Duty to Independent Contractor
The California Supreme Court resolved disputes between different district courts of appeal with regard to the duty raised by the California Occupational and Safety and Heath Act (CalOSHA) and whether it is delegable to an independent contractor.