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Ten Reasons Why
You Can't Fill Jobs
And what you can do to change this
BY ROBERTA MATUSON
It pains me to stand by and watch others continuously try to fill the same jobs day in and
day out. I've reached the point where I can
no longer sit back and be silent. Here are ten
reasons you can't fill jobs, and what you can
do to change this.
1. Your expectations are ridiculous.
Requiring administrative personnel, such as receptionists and executive assistants, to have degrees
is just plain stupid. It's difficult
enough to find good administrative
help. Why make it harder? When
setting qualifications, be reasonable and realistic.
2. You're stuck in a time warp.
Requiring a specific SAT score in
order for a candidate to be considered for a job (true story) gets a failing grade in my book. I know a lot
of smart people who received low
performance grades at work. Focus
on what matters most - potential.
3. You're not that impressive. Sorry
to be the one that has to tell you
this, but when I go to your website,
you don't appear all that impressive. Your website is all about you,
and speaks nothing to me. You
can change this. Call today for a
consultation, and we'll have you
looking really good in no time.
4. You had me at hello, and lost me
at, "Can you hang on a minute
while I answer this call?" Your
hiring managers are repelling candidates. It's not entirely their fault.
Be sure everyone involved in your
hiring process knows the importance of making a good impression.
Train them to turn candidates on,
rather than off.
5. Your reputation proceeds you...
and not in a good way. I recently
presented a webinar for Glassdoor
titled, 3 Reasons Why CEOs Can't
Ignore Glassdoor, and was surprised to learn how few executives
know about this site. Glassdoor is
a transparent community where
employees and former employees
anonymously review companies
Don't get caught off guard.
Manage the reputation of
your employment brand. It's
all you've really got.
and their management. Don't get
caught off guard. Manage the reputation of your employment brand.
It's all you've really got.
6. You're taking too long to hire. I
recently bought a home in a very
hot real estate market. I had to
develop a strategy to circumvent
the bidding wars that were going
on all around me. You must do
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2015
From the Desk of Liz Richards
Ask Your Board
MHEDA University Calendar
MHEDA Member Profile
Best of the Best
Celebrating Material Handling Rock Stars
An Interactive Experience
The Trend Toward Automation
Automation and Labor
How to Talk to Someone Significantly Younger or Les Experienced Than You
Integrating Your Online Presence into a Mobile Market
The Other Competitive Advantage
Hack-Proof Your Company’s Social Media
MHEDA Convention Recap
Turning Sales into Profit
Ten Reasons Why You Can’t Fill Jobs
Spotlight on Association News
Index to Advertisers by Product Category
The Last Word
The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2015