Recruiting Strategies to Hire the Best Candidate
Recruiting in today’s fast paced, global economy is not the same as it was even five years ago. With constant competition, identifying the right candidate is far more difficult than writing up an ad based on a job description and hiring someone that has most of those skills. And research has shown the high costs of filling a position as well as leaving it open. Developing a clear, deliberate strategy to hire the best candidate instead of “a candidate” has become increasingly important.
In this course, we’ll review best practices in acquiring talent without wasting resources. We’ll focus on what it means to hire for cultural fit and discuss the interview process. Building a strategy to maximize a return on recruiting investments is imperative. Educate and guide your management team by learning how to hire the best and save your organization a great deal of time and money.
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Module: Hire for Culture & Fit as a Strategic Plan
The most successful organizations strategically plan to hire employees based on cultural fit in addition to skills. To be strategic about all of this, you must analyze the organization’s practiced culture. By practiced, I mean actually understand the values that are lived by in the organization.
Often when doing strategic planning, organizations develop mission, vision and values which sound great, and look wonderful on the website, but may not be the actual culture of the organization. A realistic evaluation of your organization is imperative to developing a true picture of your practiced culture.
From there you can set up a plan to hire all employees that will fit into that culture. If you hire employees based on what you want to have, but do not have, you may run the risk of hiring people with the values you are seeking to attain, but have not done so yet. That will only make your new hires, misplaced, and may not be successful if the organization does not catch up quickly.
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Lois has held senior HR leadership positions with both domestic and global responsibility, with emphasis in workforce planning (including succession planning); organizational development; employee relations; regulatory compliance (including Affirmative Action); compensation and rewards; benefits (including development of wellness programs); performance management; recruitment; and mergers & acquisitions.
With over 25 years of experience, Lois has served a...