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The Savvy Child Within You - Become successful in your life and business using the forgotten childhood wisdom. Why is that when we enter the world of business we lose the inner wisdom of the child within us. The laughter, curiosity, honesty and the willingness to play together. Learn how to find that child and continue always to seek its wisdom and truth so that you can bring the inner child qualities into your personal life and business world.

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Recruitment Panels – Is your Company Boring or Creative?

Have you the right selection panel?

While tutoring a programme yesterday to group of business professional it reminded me of a post I published early in 2010 about being creative in your selection process.

Organisations when they need to recruit employees often select the wrong individuals or panels to conduct the interviews.  If your organisation really values its people it would involve more of them in the selection process for new recruits.  I am sure you have heard the sayings around organisations “who recruit him/her” or “how did they ever get this job” Whatever you do don’t leave it in the hands of the Human Resources Department, sure seek their advice but don’t make them responsible.

For example let us look at two positions that become available in your Organisation.  The first one is for a new Managing Director (MD) and the second position is for a new canteen person.  What will the boring organisation do to recruit the new MD?  Possibly any or all of the following :-

  1. Seek the help of a HR Recruitment/Head Hunting Company
  2. Nominate a Board member(s) to oversee the process
  3. Set up a panel of Senior Directors/Chairperson to make the selection

What will the creative organisation do to recruit the new MD?

  1. Discuss with as many current employees as possible from different levels within the Company to seek their advice on the type of person and attributes they would like to see in the right individual.
  2. Select several employees at different levels (Managers, Canteen staff, Receptionist) within the organisation to carry out the interviews
  3. Ask one or two clients, customers and suppliers to participate at particular stages.

What will the boring organisation do to recruit the new Canteen Person?  Possibly any or all of the following:-

  1. Allocate a Junior Member of the HR team to carry out the recruitment with the support of the Canteen Manager
  2. Use a recruitment agency to select individuals for interview
  3. The Canteen Manager does the recruitment on their own.

What will the creative organisation do to recruit the new Canteen Person?

  1. Discuss with as many current employees as possible from different levels within the Company to seek their advice on the type of person and attributes they would like to see in the right individual.
  2. Select several employees at different levels (Board Member, Senior Managers General staff) within the organisation to carry out the interviews
  3. Ask one or two employees family members to participate at particular stages.

Why do organisations stay boring because they get push back to being creative from the HR Department and Senior Management, the normal excuse we don’t have time.  My response is, think of all the time you waste selecting the wrong person for the job.  You don’t have to look too far within your own Company to find a wrong person in a job.

Creative organisations take the time and select the right candidates, plus both the candidates who attend an interview and your own people actually see how you value them.

Is your Company Boring or Creative?

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