Two of our biggest enemies in recruiting are the “warm body” syndrome and the “just like me” syndrome. Sometimes it’s tempting to overlook warning signs in our impatience to have the process over and pull the trigger too quickly. Other times we really “connect” with someone because they have a great personality or just like the impressive paper qualifications. Our best defense is a process and an outside opinion.
How executive advantage can help:
- Resume and/or application review;
- Creation of applicant review process;
- Preparation of interview questions;
- Mentoring the HR contact person in best practice for applicant review.