Some organizations dictate best practices in the areas of employment and recruiting through their influence and reputation. Other organizations don’t have this advantage and often find themselves competing for top talent by working to adopt best practices as dictated by an ever-shifting market.
If you identify yourself, or your organization as the latter, what do you do about it?
Embrace reality; if being the type of organization that dictates recruitment best practices was a priority, you would already know about it. The task then is to position your organization so that it has a fighting chance in the market for top talent.
First and foremost, neutralize the practices that are working against you. In most cases this doesn’t mean completely changing the way you hire. It means making changes that are impactful but don’t require a fundamental shift in the way your organization does business.