Over 9% of the population in the United States is unemployed today. I did a quick Google search to see what that meant in terms of real live bodies. I got a range of answers but basically that means somewhere close to 11 to 13 million human beings who want to work are looking for jobs and can’t find them. Lots of these people have been unemployed for six months or more.
Something feels broken in our current recruiting system. Research tells us that firm success, innovativeness and bottom-line productivity depend upon having the “right” workforce, emphasizing the alignment of corporate cultural values between organizations and their employees.
You can look at a job order like most recruiters, and see a classified ad. Or you can look at it like I do, and see an episode from The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
Think about it. Every day, a zillion candidates are being pummeled by recruiters who use the black and white version as the basis of their recruiting script---a script that sounds strikingly similar to last Sunday’s classified ad:
For a recruiter, no disaster compares to an accepted counteroffer. In fact, I’d be willing to bet that most of us would rather suffer a year’s worth of phone rejection than face those four fateful words, “I’ve changed my mind.” To protect your investment in time, money and client goodwill, it makes sense to closely monitor the entire placement process.