You’re kidding, right? There’s a hidden job bank in every town, city or crossroads. Our BIG challenge is to discover where it’s located. You’ve got to put on your best investigative talent. Some call it just “looking around” while others call it “detective sleuthing”, undercover work. You’ve got to do it.
Good employees know they’re good. They may not be appreciated; they may not have everything they want; but, they know they are above average, and, more importantly, they are determined to be the best; that is why you want them.
The second are the jobs that are discussed internally but have not been posted. Internal discussions have taken place but no formal advertising has occurred. An example would be where the CEO tells the CFO that “Maybe we need to beef up our sales organization”, but no firm decisions are made. Similarly, the third category is when there is a problem waiting for a solution but no position has been identified. In these last 2 categories, an employer will hire someone if they find them, but they are not actively searching.
Neither the company nor Young talked to Automotive News, but the publication says that The Detroit News is reporting that GM has hired an food executive recruiters to find Young’s replacement.
Apparently, these lessons were lost on Bank of America. Whether Mr. Lewis just wielded too much power, the company truly lacks any senior talent capable of running the company, or the Board was running woefully behind in their succession planning process, the ship is about to run aground while they get this figured out.
Small means you can tell the truth on your blog. Small means that you can answer email from your customers. Small means that you will outsource the boring, low-impact stuff like manufacturing and shipping and billing and packing to others, while you keep the power because you invent the remarkable and tell stories to people who want to hear them. A small law firm or accounting firm or ad agency is succeeding because they’re good, not because they’re big. So smart small companies are happy to hire them. A small restaurant has an owner who greets you by name. A small venture fund doesn’t have to fund big bad ideas in order to get capital doing work. They can make small investments in tiny companies with good (big) ideas.
If the recruiting product fits your natural style and it is a proven product with a good track record then you are almost home. Almost? Yes, if the product does not allow you to focus on using the database of information gathered for a powerful and deliberate marketing program then keep looking. Marketing is everything in recruiting!