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July 10th, 2012
Challenges To Successful Talent Selection

Hiring managers today face certain challenges when it comes to measuring talent for successful selection. Below is a look at some of these challenges.Five Star Maroon

First of all, over 90% of recruiting begins online through job boards and social media. What this means is that most of the information that the hiring manager or recruiter is using for their research on a particular candidate through the use of sources such as Google, job boards, Facebook and LinkedIn will in most cases have been posted by the candidate themselves. This is especially if the sourced information is employment related.

Secondly, candidates tend to throw resumes at related positions in the hope that they will stick. This means that when most people apply for jobs, they assume that these positions require similar skills and/ or experience which they used in another job.

For instance, a candidate with a sales background will apply for a position as a sales manager, while a former manager will apply to work as a trainer in their field. You will also find those with previous experience in customer service applying for sales jobs, while outside sales positions will attract candidates with a background in inside sales. The same applies for previous business owners who will apply for jobs in their respective areas of expertise.

Another challenge facing hiring managers is that they tend to end up wasting too much time and money reviewing resumes in search for the right talent. This is despite having access to tons of information that is available online. A common scenario is where a recruiter posts an ad for a CFO position and receives over seven hundred emails within 24 hours. The recruiter will thereafter be forced to spend countless hours just going through these resumes looking at the hard skills and educational histories of the applicants. This is even before they begin to check for measurable talent.

Blind spots created in the hiring process due to the emotional bias of the recruiter or hiring manager is another challenge to successful selection. This is because in some cases hiring decisions will be influenced by the emotions of the recruiter. This may be as a result of the personality match between the candidate and the recruiter, where the candidate was referred by a friend of the recruiter or even where the interviewer is simply impressed or aligned with the educational background of the candidate.

Once a candidate is hired, they take at least ninety days to become effective, if ever. This is a challenge seeing as much of the time spent focuses on getting to know the new employee/ employer, as well as learning how the office equipment and systems run. In most cases, you will find that the true talent match of the individual to the job will only begin to manifest itself in tangible results - if ever - after a period of approximately 90 days. As such, if the candidate is receiving a base annual salary of $50,000, the employer will spend a minimum of $12,500 in this "getting acquainted" phase, before they even get their money's worth in productivity. t

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~ Written for us by our associate Gary Sorrell, Sorrell Associates, LLC. Copyright protected worldwide. All rights reserved

Five Star Performance is a business improvement consulting and executive coaching practice (a.k.a. The Coaching Authority) which focuses on helping individuals develop plans to balance the profit motives of the business with the personal motives of employee's lives.

At Five Star Performance we help organizations get quick results and build a long-term competitive advantage.  Through a combination of learning techniques and practice tools, educational sessions will assist participants in the development of vital leadership skills on both personal and professional level.

Patrick Frazier, the Coaching Authority, is based out of Granger, IN specializing in meeting the needs of professionals in the Heath Care and Manufacturing industries. 

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Enthusiasm Is Positive Energy

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"No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit."

- Helen Keller

Enthusiasm is the sunshine of your mind's garden. Possessing enthusiasm for all that you do is essential to the process of positive thinking. Just as plants require sunlight to develop and grow, utilizing the power of positive thinking requires enthusiasm to energize your potential and ensure an endless supply of fuel.

You will discover that the more enthusiasm you generate, the more energy you'll have to put in. There are some things it will be easy to generate enthusiasm over, and others where you'll have to stretch yourself to find what will spark your enjoyment. For example, no one has trouble generating enthusiasm for spending an unexpected bonus from work or taking a night out.

You may find it hard to get excited about washing dishes or filling out your income tax forms. But part of the magic of positive thinking is developing the ability to find the good things in any situation and use them to get through the difficult parts.

Like developing a positive mindset, enthusiasm must be cultivated and sheltered from potentially damaging emotional storms. There are several methods you can use to put a dose of passion into everything you do, whether it's finally taking that dream vacation or scrubbing out the basement. You can choose the method that best fits whatever situation you're facing and ensure yourself the energy to tackle anything life happens to throw at you. t

~ AuthorGary Sorrell, Sorrell Associates, LLC. All rights reserved



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