Chronically open positions

Does your organization reek of desperation?

High value employees can smell desperation from miles away. They will have plenty of opportunities and will not go somewhere that is desperate. High value employees always know what comes along with the desperation. They want no part of it. Low value candidates will look for desperation. They know they have a greater chance of being hired. Low value will not care about the other factors as it will not affect them.

An engine overhaul versus replacing a switch

Years ago I had a car with a problem. You could be driving along and it would just stop. It would not restart until it was ready. When it was ready, it started and ran until it did not want to run anymore. We took it to a mechanic and they said we needed a complete engine overhaul. It was going to cost a fortune. I had several issues with their explanation of the problem.

How to increase both candidate quality and productivity

Every time you hire, you are setting a standard either high or low. The applicant pool will know your employer reputation. The really good quality candidates will steer far from a company who will hire anyone. The good employees know they are good and know what it is like to work with bad employees. They don’t want to waste their time.