Archive for June, 2014
I am often asked by employers many things about the candidates they are reviewing, interviewing, and considering hiring – from experience to cultural fit to salary requirements. One thing I am rarely (if ever) asked: “How will it impact my ability to land a top flight candidate if I… take my time or if I am indecisive when it is time to pull the trigger and hire?”
I urge every employer entering a search to be ready to pull the trigger on the right candidate no matter when he or she turns up, be it day one or day one hundred. If you find a great candidate on day one will you hire them or second guess yourself and interview others, only to lose the best person for the opening? Don’t dip your toe in the water and enter into the candidate hire process half-heartedly or the resulting hire will reflect that.
Whether you are on board or not, more and more organizations are adopting Total Rewards as a way to look at compensation. As a reminder, a Total Rewards program looks beyond just dollars and cents of a paycheck, and includes benefits, work-life balance, recognition for performance, development and career opportunities, and of course compensation.
The nonprofit HR association that focuses on Total rewards, World at Work, recently reported two interesting trends that – should you wish to be competitive in landing the best candidates – you need to take a look at inside your company.