anil kaushikDear Friends,
When the economy slides, slowdown bites and corporate India bleeds jobs, it might look out of time talking about hiring processes and skills, managers should have to recruit right persons and put breaks on attrition. But can there be any opportune time to learn and upgrade skills that help spotting talent and bring on board ? Rather it is high time to have a relook at hiring and selection processes and sharpen interviewing skills because many organizations fail to pay attention to establishing and maintaining an effective recruitment process when the business moves on fast track and managers are given hardly any time to sit , rethink and make this process rewarding.
It is a reality that in many organizations recruitment is given to relatively junior HR persons who do not have adequate interviewing skills thus resulting in to either wrong hiring or largely depending upon search firms. Here are probabilities that mistakes are committed at any of the recruitment and selection steps resulting in unexpected attrition as the potential of making wrong hire.
It is also a reality that many of the problems organizations face in terms of people management and productivity have their roots in improper hiring.
Most HR managers develop their own interview styles based on a combination of instinct and techniques picked up from when they themselves were interviewed and thus bad interviewing techniques passed on from one to another. Many studies reveal that adopting a structured approach to interviewing is the best approach to separating most effectively the right persons from the rest.
When the structured approach to interviewing is not adopted and managers get right candidates sometimes by chance, it is simply enforced their way of interviewing which is either based on gut feel, instinct or body language or even appearance but they do not identify how many times they made the wrong selection.
In changing times hiring too has been redefined. Interviewing is a skill and can be polished, sharpened and relearned. The secret of successful talent acquisition and development in organizations lies in managers’ having excellent interviewing skills backed with effective hiring process.
Business Manager cover feature of Oct. 2013 packed with practical information , practicing managers and seasoned professionals involved in this function give you specifics of this process, caution against pit falls ,break certain myths and suggest ways of circumventing certain obstacles that will help you to choose right person for the organization.
Chief Editor,Business Manager-HR magazine
Business Manager :: HR Magazine
From India, Delhi