Pundits and experts alike have been vociferous in their acknowledgement that the economic growth leading up to the 2008 Recession was largely unsustainable, going so far as to condemn the governmental and financial leaders of that time for not seeing the writing on the wall. One organization who has been keeping their eyes on the writing has been The Conference Board, which released it’s July 2012 Help Wanted OnLine (HWOL)report today. So, what does the [...]
Aside from the work of finding the great candidates among the volumes of unqualified applicants, there are also regulations and guidelines to be considered. Above all, try to remember that you’re not just screening resumes, but that you’re making a change to the culture of your organization. There’s really no way around it- every new hire brings their personal culture, morals, values, and biases with them which affect your culture. I always have found that it’s best to analyze resumes for fit as you screen for skills and experiences. While all the applicants you screen certainly want a job, it’s your responsibility to find the ones who truly want to work for your organization.