The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2015 - (Page 91)

HuMAN HIRINg RESOuRCES 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 The MHEDA Journal | Third Quar ter 2 015 91

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2015

President’s Perspective
From the Desk of Liz Richards
Editor’s Note
Ask Your Board
In Memory
MHEDA University Calendar
MHEDA Member Profile
@ Work
Industry Pulse
Happy Anniversary!
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
Sucesion Planning
New Members
Spotlight on Association News
MHEDA Milestones
Index to Advertisers by Product Category
The Last Word

The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2015

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