As an employer, navigating the turbulent waters of the recruiting process presents new learning opportunities every day. After hopeful candidates submit their resumes for review, their level of experience is typically the determining factor behind whether or not they qualify for an interview. Employers quickly scan a resume to ascertain the type of degree or certification they possess, as well as if their work history aligns with the position they applied for. While evaluating professional qualities are essential to the hiring process, most hiring managers overlook the importance of soft skills.
Whether your company is undergoing a growth spurt, replacing employees who have elected to pursue other opportunities, or simply looking for some short-term expertise on a new business endeavor, recruiting quality talent is an ever-present need. In today’s tight labor market, however, employers must adapt their recruitment strategy to fit the needs of job seekers and attract this in-demand talent pool.
There's a soft knock on your office door - one of your top performing employees peeks her head inside and asks if you have a moment to speak with her. Judging by the way she's biting her nails and avoiding eye contact, you brace yourself for a disappointing conversation. You repress your grief, plastering a 'congratulatory' smile accross your face while you reflect upon how much this employee has directly impacted the growth of the company from an economic standpoint. Futhermore, you're forced to say farewell to an individual who's culturally aligned with your organization's values.
The modern workplace, a culture-driven product of the digital era, has spawned the need for businesses to rethink their organizational structure. From a productivity and engagement perspective, traditional managerial techniques are creating inefficiencies in workflow and depleting workplace morale. When disentangling the characteristics of a sound business management model in this new generation, one crucial theme prevails: Leadership.
The workplace is replete with cultural nuances and digital advancements inspired by our ever-changing labor ecosystem. Among the elements redefining the workforce, is the desire for flexible hours to dodge bumper-to-bumper traffic or accommodate family obligations and remote opportunities. Seamless connectivity has framed the way we conduct business, leading to a surge in labor diversification, including the number of temporary, remote, freelance, and outsourced labor.