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Hiring Transparency, ctd

August 27th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

I’ve written about transparency in the hiring process before, and this post lays out simple things recruiters can do to ensure candidates know what to expect and when.

Two things always strike me about lists like this:

  1. It really should be simple to have an easy to understand hiring process, shouldn’t it?
  2. An undervalued skill needed for effective hiring is project management

Since the first point is fairly self evident, I’ll expand a little on the second. The general thrust of the post is that it’s important to clearly articulate the job and the hiring process, and provide regular updates.  Sounds an awful lot like project management to me.

As recruiters, I don’t think we’ve done enough to build these skills.  And I think it does us a disservice-we tend to think that our work is all about a successful hire, and the way we get there isn’t as important.  Hence a lot of sentiments towards us like the ones in the comments section to this post (via TS).

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  1. August 27th, 2010 at 11:46 | #1

    Thanks for the link to our blog article! I agree with your point on recruiters developing skills in project management. It should be relatively simple to effectively manage candidates along the recruiting process but some organizations fail miserably at this.

  2. Mark
    August 27th, 2010 at 11:51 | #2

    My pleasure-thanks for the great post! Sometimes it’s the basics that we miss…

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