I am a total geek when it comes to Game of Thrones. The characters, the intertwined plot, the twists I never see coming and the dragons…. yeah, I’m all in when it comes to the series. To celebrate one of my favorite obsessions, I’d like to share recruiting lessons from the Game of Thrones.
My job is to ensure all of my clients are happy but about 80% of the time, the obstacle to filling the job is not the shortage of talent or the lack of talent but rather, the length of time it takes for managers to provide feedback on the talent. I find a lot of managers don’t understand why it’s important to provide quick feedback on candidates.
Employee referrals are always a great source for candidates. Unfortunately, I don’t think many companies have the perfect way to capitalize on the leads generated. Here’s a great idea using Adidas’s influencer plan to make your employee referral program work!
If you find yourself overwhelmed by your workload, try breaking it down to smaller, bite-size pieces and work in a sprint. Try limiting your sprint to one or two weeks and measure your results. That’s where Sprint Recruiting becomes your secret weapon!
If you find yourself wondering why you are not seeing the right candidates or any candidates at all, there’s a good chance your recruiting strategy sucks! The good news is that you can make some quick adjustments to get everything back on track and find that rockstar employee.