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As a headhunter, I often have A+ candidates who have gone all the way through the interview process with a client, only to have to turn them down toward the final stages – an often heartbreaking but necessary evil in the hiring process. My message to hiring managers and HR professionals is this: the way you go about letting someone down matters!
For anyone who has ever been turned down for an opportunity with a vague explanation like, “we’re going in another direction”, it can absolutely leave a sour taste in a candidate’s mouth, and jeopardize the opportunity to build a strong, ongoing relationship…
Every hiring manager should be gunning to hire the best in the market while staying within budget. There is nothing worse than investing countless recruitment hours into a top quality candidate and then losing them in the offer negotiation stage. Here are some tips to help you effectively manage the negotiation process.
In my years in Executive Search, I have interviewed thousands of candidates, and have found that the one quality all successful candidates have is wisdom. I’ve also found that traditional interview techniques tend to focus too much on IQ, EQ, and work experience, and neglect to assess for a candidate’s Wisdom Quotient (WQ).
In my years in Executive Search, I have interviewed thousands of candidates, and have found that the one quality all successful candidates have is wisdom. As Key #5 in my blog series Hire Wisdom: The 12 Keys to Successful Hiring, I will break down How to Perform Quality Assessments: Assessing a Candidate’s Wisdom Quotient (WQ).
As a business leader you want to attract the best and brightest to join your company. In your search for high quality candidates who will be a good fit, leaders or hiring managers should be aware of the words they use to portray the corporate work environment.
Have you ever gone to market for talent without a plan or without a team? It can be overwhelming and result in a poor hiring decision. When companies are unable to recruit top talent, it often comes down to the absence of a talent acquisition strategy or the absence of a team to do it.