Remember the "good old days" before the current recession? The "good old days" when operations were short handed all the time? When the replacements HR could find were not a "fit", but supervisors and managers kept them anyway because a body that functioned at 50% was better than no body at all? I previously related how a supervisor told me HR was so slow at finding replacement employees he would not terminate an employee who only showed up for work 3 days a week because it was better to have half an employee than none at all! Yeah, those were the "good old days" alright - filled with frustration, anger and resignation about being short handed and having to keep The Others. But all that can change now because the Recession is giving every Company the opportunity to improve the Hiring Process. Here are a few tips to do exactly that:
The Bottom Line: The Recession Mantra of "Doing more with less, but doing it better!" is not going to go away when the Recession ends. By improving the Hiring Process now, Companies will be able to live by that Mantra by hiring fewer replacement Employees because those Employees will be High Performance Core Employees. A Company that fails to take this opportunity to revise its hiring process is hoping that once the Recession ends things will go back to the "good old days." No way – No how. And that’s a good thing.
Is your Company taking advantage of the Recession by improving the hiring process? What other improvements to the hiring process would you recommend?
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