The reason I named this blog HR Bartender was because, as an HR professional, I always thought people wanted me to act like a bartender – listen, support and offer a suggestion when appropriate. One of the other things bartenders do is mix drinks – meaning they take a variety of ingredients and put them together to create something tasty.
HR professionals do the same thing with strategy. Take recruiting for example. We put together the right mix of ingredients (i.e. job board posting, referrals, etc.) to produce the desired result. Our friends at SilkRoad understand this and put together a clever infographic on the right ingredients for successful recruiting.
Couple of statistics that caught my eye:
- Employee referrals remain an important part of an organization’s hiring strategy. This should not be a “set it and forget it” policy. Companies need to review it regularly to make sure it doesn’t go stale.
- While Indeed is dominating the external sources, other job search engines and boards can bring value if they’re used strategically.
- And mobile cannot be ignored. Forty-three percent (43%) of respondents have used their phones to look up a job.
I continue to hear from human resources professionals that finding qualified candidates is a top priority and a top challenge. Organizations will have to start changing up their recipe. Maybe add a new ingredient. Or find a substitute when they don’t have something on hand (like using external recruiters.) That’s not a bad thing. Organizations could even find that their new recipe is better than the old one.0