How can it be that everyone is hiring, yet no one is getting hired?
What if you were selling something and no one was buying?
Would you keep doing what you’re doing, or would you change your approach?
The hiring system is broken. If you don’t believe me, just try applying for a job. Better yet, apply for a job with your own company and see what happens.
I’ve challenged my clients to apply for a job with their company and at least one of my clients has been bold enough to do so.
Here’s what we discovered when my client asked me to apply for a job with company on his behalf. (Note: My client granted me permission to share our exchange.)
Me: Would you like me to apply for a job with your company so we can see exactly what your candidates experience?
Me: Okay, but if I get a rejection letter, I’m going to be ticked off!
President: No worries. That’s not going to happen.
Me: I just hit reply to your posting on LinkedIn and on your website, and I’m now on some site called ZipRecruiter.com. The site indicates that I’ve successfully applied for your job and has recommended eleven other jobs I should consider. What the heck???
President: You’re kidding me, right?
Me: OMG, I just received three additional emails, within five minutes, telling me about other jobs I should consider as well, even though they’re a bit of a stretch for me. Hmmm…thinking twice before hitting one of their convenient “One-click Apply” buttons.
President: Where the heck was this site forty years ago?
Me: I don’t know, but if it had been around, you and I would be ruling the world!
President: We need to get this VP job off this site.
Me: Actually, we need to get all your job openings off this site. The last thing we want is someone we’ve worked so hard to attract, like a driver, to suddenly be applying for a ton of other jobs that are now being conveniently sent to his phone. By the way, I’ve unsubscribed so I shouldn’t be getting any more job alerts from ZipRecruiter.com.
President: Okay, great. Thanks.
Me (next day): Are you kidding me? Those people are sending me additional job opportunities to consider, even though I’ve unsubscribed. Forget what I said about you sending me a rejection letter. Looks like I’ve got a lot of great employment options! Who knew?
And that’s my point. Who knew that this craziness has been going on for the past several years? Certainly not my client. When he found out, he was horrified. But at least he uncovered this and is taking steps to rectify the situation.
What about you?
Are you ready to switch things up and finally get consistent results?
- You’ve been using the same hiring approach for a while, with spotty results.
- You’re no longer sure what’s working and what’s not.
- You need an outside expert to help you see what you’re missing.
You don’t necessarily need to add more people to your hiring team. What you need is a better process, which I can help you with.
Schedule a call with me to learn more about my One Day Evergreen Talent® Process.
Let’s get this done, so you can get back to the business of serving your customers and growing revenues.