Archive for September, 2014

What is the purpose of recruiting?

September 24, 2014

If it is to facilitate the match between employer & employee, why then do you (as a potential employer) get a pool of candidates that do not come anywhere close to the mark of a competent employee much less the nearly perfect fit.  And when it IS a nearly perfect fit, the great divide in compensation ruins it. Ultimately, It seems to come down to either choosing the lesser evil of hiring “a warm body” to do the work or starting the whole horrendous process over.

How about from the employee side – you go to the recruiter & give them what your “ideal dream job” is and what do you get in return?  Sent on a bunch of interviews that aren’t even in the same hemisphere as your dream job and when it IS a nearly perfect fit, the great divide in compensation ruins it.

I’m just wondering, just what IS the purpose of recruiting…

Disclaimer – I have been on both sides of this employer/candidate dance and I totally abhor the entire process. As an employer you start to wonder why you hired a recruiter at all, did they even LOOK at the resume or TALK to the candidate? As a candidate you start to believe that nobody cares about what you want – if you keep saying no to interviews the recruiter will quit calling you, so you end up going on interviews where you are usually either way under- or over-qualified…

This is just something I have often wondered about but never said out loud before.

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