Why is it so hard to hire great internal recruiters and sourcers? (this is a work in progress).
Here is my list of reasons why TA is so bad at acquiring talent for their own teams. Do any of these sound familiar to you?
We don’t follow the recruiting and hiring process when it comes to our own teams.
The “Magical Headcount Gods” will surely take away our open seats if we don’t hire someone ASAP. We can’t afford to wait another 100 years.
We hire with our hearts and not our heads. Does this sound familiar? “The team fell in love with her, can we please just make her the offer before we lose out, please…please…..”.
The person who makes the hiring decision does not know what skill sets the team really needs.
We sometimes get blinded by “Culture Fit” and hire clones of the existing team. This often leads to a toxic work environment. Too much of a good thing can be a bad thing.
On the other side of culture coin, hiring the wrong culture fit can be a nightmare.
Hunters vs. Gatherers. Hunters like updating the ATS and following your process just about as much as “Gatherers” like jumping right into situations without being fully prepared. Don’ assume you need one or the other before getting an updated and true assessment the work being done.
Fancy .com syndrome. Getting starstruck is easy to do. Just make sure to stay objective and follow the process.