Focus when Hiring

DIY Talent Management or Flow

When hiring Office Administrator Temp and Perm staff in Melbourne, it is no different from anywhere else, Perforance and Engagement are key. In his book, and Ted Talk, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi introduces not only the importance of getting into a state of flow at work, but how to establish the conditions that maintain it.  One of those key conditions is performing a challenging role that you have been prepared for through previous skills development.

It’s a great day when you and your staff are focusing on the challenges that you’ve spent your career preparing for.  At IQ People that means working at Hiring and Managing our Permanent and Flow InfographicCasual Employee teams.  A bad day is when I procrastinated about finding replacements for our Photocopier or comparing Mobile Phone Data Plans.  It’s just not my thing, and that’s why we outsource it.  I enjoy IT stuff, but I’m not great at it, so we outsource that too, even though it’s enjoyable, it’s a distraction from the success we achieve through people.

It’s the same with your team and managing your talent pool. When it comes to making a decision about using an agency or DIY the considerations have changed in recent years.

Searching for you next Hire Let’s be honest, employers these days are often in a better position to search for candidates through social media networks.  LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+ and not to mention how easy it is to log your own advert on job boards like Seek.  So if you can get the messaging right, and if you can attract a good pool of candidates, why wouldn’t you do the search yourself?

Selecting your next Hire And let’s stay honest, once you have the candidates does your team have the systems and competencies to manage the selection process.  Is this the what their careers have been preparing for?  It’s what the team at IQ People have been.  We can talk to you about our latest Applicant Tracking Tools tools that actually read PDF resumes and match criteria, or our online Payroll Management tools that integrate with Superannuation, PAYG, PAYT, WorkCover and Award Interpretations,  we can talk to you about the ease of on line access and reporting for Psychometric Assessments; you can Google how to conduct Behavioural Interviews and even find some good questions on the web, but the right question is just an opening. Our expertise is drilling down on those questions and discovering the real story.  Does it take years to climb an experience curve before you can select strangers to join your company family…maybe not, but we think it does. You could say we’ve been preparing.

So if you have a natural capability in Search but want to minimise distraction from Selection, we can talk.
Stefan Cosma