Jigsaw puzzles are fascinating generations since their invention around 1766. There is only one solution – the perfect one. Every open position is made for only one piece that fits. For every piece, there is only one position it fits in. No imponderables, no surprises.
Hiring is a question of perfect candidates for open positions, and of perfect positions for talented candidates. Isn’t that just another jigsaw puzzle? A somewhat complicated one, since it has many open positions, and even more candidates. It feels good, fitting in another piece, completing the picture. Is this the way it works?
Here are 4 reasons why the contrary is the case: Read more
Congratulations! After having screened dozens or hundreds of resumes and having conducted numerous interviews, you have found the right candidate for your job vacancy. Weeks or months of hard work come to an end. Make sure you get it right at this critical point of time of the hiring process: one false move can result in a refusal and if you screw it up now, you have to start at zero again (unless you have a back-up – and even then, s/he will only be second choice…).
In my experience, 5-10% of job offers made are turned down.
Making it right is a very precise technique. Here are the 9 steps on how to make a winning job offer:
My mentor, an experienced recruiter, once called one of his top clients and said “I met a candidate who would be a perfect fit for you. You should meet her and try to work out something together!”
I thought he was crazy. He will never be in the position to know the firm as much as the HR department. The job is there first and the candidate must be found according to the vacancy. Or not??? Read more
A bad hire costs money and time and can be highly demotivating for all involved.
Here are the 7 questions I ask myself to minimize this risk.
And I hire only when all answers are positive Read more
Computerwoche: “For a recruiter it is a routine, for line managers it can be a challenge: hiring a new employee. Mr Stegemann, what are your recommendations?”
Jorg: “A bad hire can cost between 2 and 12 salaries and apart from direct costs for the recruiter, there can be a negative impact on team morale, customer retention or productivity to name a few.
Hiring is for me an art and a science. Here are my top tips Read more