Jenni Nelson: Recruitment Life LessonsI am passionate about helping people and organisations gain mastery in all things recruitment. Small things done well lead to faster, better and less costly results, and importantly satisfaction for managers and candidates.
I was very fortunate early in my career to work for an agency that invested in recruitment training and in implementing a robust recruitment process to equip us to be successful. For me, the training was transformational and created a huge paradigm shift. The main tenet of the process is that, whilst you do not have the power to change a person’s decision, you do have the power to ask the right questions so you can make fact based decisions about whether to progress or disengage; whether to influence or walk away; whether to invest more time with the candidate or look for another one.
I have carried this training into all of my recruitment roles ever since, in both agency based and internal roles. I know that when I cut corners, or neglect to follow the process, it usually catches up with me and things come unstuck – and I am reminded of my dear first manager, Diane Minogue (who passed away some years ago) saying to me “Did you follow the process?”
- Did I get a complete job description? Do I really understand what the hiring manager wants in the person?
- Do I have the hiring manger’s commitment to respond quickly, to provide feedback, to interview the candidate?
- Did I really qualify the candidate? Did I ask the right questions and uncover what their real motivation is?
- Did I use a trial close to really understand whether or not they would take the job if offered?
Insidejob is running its Essential Recruitment Program again, in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide. Targeted specifically at Internal Recruiters, the process we present will take you back to the basics and will help you to be more successful in your role. I know this process works!
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