On the surface, the unemployment rate at 5.5% presents a ‘promise’ for our economy. However, on the flip side, it also means a shortage of workers.
So if your business relies on hiring as part of its growth strategy, you could find yourself in a confined situation.
This is where Ernest comes into view. He inspires us to see beyond the template and the norm. He challenges us to see the potential in people, and we need to do that well before we meet them in an interview. We should be adepts to read a resume and ‘see’ the potential of transferrable skills and the personal traits that enabled them to successfully navigate their careers to date. Ernest challenges us to check our assumptions, bias and frame of reference.
Since we are experiencing a shortage of skilled workers, no one has the luxury of being ‘superficial’ in their recruitment strategy. The lack of talent that everyone is drumming about (and for a good reason) means we cannot afford to miss any potential talent.
Even in everyday interactions with your employees, what else do you see? Do you see their potential?
And what about job briefs? These also must be viewed from the lens of a unicorn. This is where a good recruiter comes into their own; not only do they see what talent looks like when it is disguised, they take it one step further. They are excited to see the potential of the job briefs and what opportunity they represent for candidates. The brief can never be run of the mill―it must also be a unicorn.
There is a particular skill in great recruiting. Seeing and believing in unicorns takes talent and something special―maybe even ‘mysterious’ that cannot easily be defined.
I hope your recruiter also asks you, ‘do you see what I see’.
‘Vision is the ability to see potential in what others overlook’ – Rick Warren