Following a LinkedIn presentation I gave at the 2012 Minnesota SHRM Conference I was approached by a very frustrated Director of HR who was having issues with her Hiring Managers.
“Having issues” was a polite way of saying train wreck. As in… they are a mess and actually getting in the way of hiring.
Over the past couple of months we picked up the conversation and I learned more about some of their “issues”.
It led to me sitting down with the Director of Marketing to help him understand why his managers were a barrier to hiring.
And I was surprised by two things:
- One, he really wanted to know how to help. He too knew it was an issue but did not know how to address it.
- Two, he knew it was an issue but did not know how bad it really was.
After giving him some specific examples of candidate experiences we came up with what I thought were some simple things to do but to him were ground breaking.
Here we go...