Never stop your hunt for high-quality outside hires. You should always be on the lookout for the very best people you can find, regardless of whether they are internal or external recruits. The notion of a “hiring freeze” is a ridiculous concept; times of change present unique opportunities for organizations to hire affordable, qualified individuals.
It Costs Very Little to Look and Talk
It costs very little to assess and interview qualified candidates. This is especially true when you’re redesigning jobs to drive efficiencies in the organization. Although hiring outside candidates is usually perceived as a high-risk activity, the value of an outside candidate is that she doesn’t have a preconceived notion of how things were done in the past.
Gaps in the organizational fabric are opportunities for someone to step in and make a difference in the way the fabric is rewoven.
The Bottom Line
The bottom line is this: You have a unique opportunity. You can lower overhead while increasing efficiency and productivity. Dr. Jac Fitz-enz, CEO of the Human Capital Source said, “Gaps in [the organizational fabric] are opportunities for someone to step in and make a difference in the way the fabric is rewoven.” Those whom you keep should be made to feel that they are the chosen ones.
The Formula for Success
By strategically retaining your worthwhile employees, you increase the likelihood of keeping them with you for the long haul while also raising their levels of accountability and the clear expectation of visible results. Combine this with some strategic outside hires and you have a formula for success.
Once you find someone from outside your organization that you think has potential, how do you ensure that their integration into the company will be successful? Profiles International provides products such as the PROFILES PERFORMANCE INDICATOR™ to help you understand your candidate from an in-depth perspective.
The PROFILES PERFORMANCE INDICATOR™ measures aspects of an individual's personality that could impact their fit with their manager, coworkers, team, and job performance. This tool is also accurate in determining motivational intensity and behaviors directly linked to productivity and quality of work. The PROFILES PERFORMANCE INDICATOR™ can ensure that your new superstar fits their job as well as their team and organization.