Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Having Problems With the Hiring Process? I Wonder Why?


A burst of inspiration. It was there right in front of me all the time, hiding in plain sight: "...the hiring PROCESS" op. cit. my remarks on committees and the paradox of management.

We are, and have been for a while, more focused on the process than on the results. Hiring has become a process. Therein lies the rub.

No doubt a consultant came in and convinced the Big Boss that he could solve the problems he didn't have until he had a solution for them (Remember Professor Harold Hill?) simply by engaging a consultant to help his employees understand The Process; The Shared Vision; Team Building; Consensus Building.

Those on the committee told the Consultant what he wanted to hear. The consultant reported to the Big Boss that he (The Big Boss) was indeed a visionary (Does that sound like "Ceo the Executive or The Executive's New Clothes"*?) The Big Boss, not unlike Moliere's Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, " surprised and delighted to learn that he has been speaking "prose" all his life..." ca change, plus la meme chose.



* Ceo the Executive or The Executive's New Clothes located here on Slimviews.

Copyright (c) 2010 Slim Fairview


Anonymous said...

The moral of the story is: "When you meet him (or her) and they're telling you EVERYTHING you want to hear and nothing you NEED to like hell!"

slimfairview said...

Now try Ceo the Executive and a few others.
Thus, you need not run away, because you've heard both what you wanted to hear and what you needed to hear. ;-)