I’m a huge fan of Oregon Ducks football. I’ll just put that out there for anyone who doesn’t me yet. So I was doubly interested to hear Hall of Fame safety Chad Cota join the “Recruiting with Andrew Nemec” radio show to discuss, well, recruiting. As Cota described, coach Willie Taggart faces hiring challenges that aren’t much different than those we confront every day. “There are two generations that any coaching staff really has to ingratiate themselves to when they get started,” Nemec[...]
Without going too far into the weeds, I believe it’s fair to say that recruiting and matchmaking share much in common. Think about dating. We “date” all the time, and that reaches beyond romantic relationships. Even before we solidify a friendship and draw that person into our confidence, we “date” them. Employment, like friendship and romance, is a relationship. It requires some level of dating. When any degree of intimacy is at stake, trust needs to be developed and compatibility tested.[...]
Values determine your organizational culture.
Here’s a reality check for the staffing industry: You can’t create a thriving culture without focusing on values. We frequently talk about the importance of cultural fit in strategic hiring initiatives. It’s a red-hot topic, partly because it ties together so many other aspects of a successful recruiting campaign: employee engagement, brand, team integration and much more. And yet we’ve also seen the darker side of cultural fit. This comes into[...]